Gertrude D. Eldridge House


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Gertrude D. Eldridge House from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Gertrude D. Eldridge House. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Gertrude D. Eldridge House is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 6.13 in x 8.19 in.

It was created around 1910-1911.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This house was the home of Mrs. Gertrude Day Eldridge. It was located at 167 East South Street in Worthington. Mrs. Eldridge (b. 1856, d. 1931) conducted a private school for 30 years. Originally founded at Clintonville, it moved to Worthington in 1901 where it continued as a day and boarding school. The focus shifted to the education of mentally and physically disabled children in 1908.

Disability services in the US have had a varied history. Prior to the 1840's, most children with disabilties were kept at home, In 1848, an experimental school began in Boston to formally educate people with mental retardation. However, the rise of eugenics and social Darwinism in the 1870's led to the isolation of those with disabilites to protect society from 'deviants'.

The 1950's saw the decline of institutionalization as a cure, and persons with disabilities were given opportunities for education and work in the mainstream of life.Efforts continue today bring inclusiveness to all groups of society, no matter what their abilities.

It covers the topic buildings.

It features the person Gertrude Day Eldridge, 1856-1931.

It features the organization Eldridge's Private School.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 62-G-596.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0651.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 29, 2002. It was last updated November 17, 2017.