Danforth-Briggs-Cody House
330 East 3rd Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Listing Description:
Thomas Danforth, a partner in Day & Danforth Insurance agents, had this Greek Revival style townhome built by January 1854. New Albany entrepreneur John Briggs purchased the house in 1857 for $5000, and the Briggs family occupied the house through the mid-1920s. Between 1935 and 1936, the Girl Scout Council occupied the house, and in 1937 the American Red Cross acquired the house for its local chapter.  

In 1941, New Albany historians Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cody, Jr. began a residence here that lasted over sixty years. The Codys were founding members of the Floyd County Historical Society and pioneers in building appreciation for New Albany's history and historic architecture. Mrs. Cody - or "Bebe", as she was affectionately known - continued to live in her historic home through 2004, even after the death of her husband in 1998. The house remains in the Cody family today, and earned a 'Facelift Award' from the NAHPC in 2021 for its preservation and sensitive rehabilitation.

The photo below, from the collection of the Indiana Room at the Floyd County Library, show the home in 1963, during the Codys' ownership.

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Additional Information:
Building Style: Greek Revival
Year Built: 1853

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