Who was Eliza F. Codd?

Portrait of Eliza F. Codd, circa 1905. P21900.

Eliza F. Codd (1882–1920) was the leading architect on Nantucket in the 1910s. She is best known for her renovations of historic buildings and Colonial Revival designs for affluent seasonal residents. Actively interested in the island’s welfare, Codd served on the board of trustees of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and organized Red Cross operations on island during World War I. She also taught architectural drafting to American servicemen overseas. She was so highly esteemed that at the time of her unexpectedly early death in 1920, members of the island’s building trades made up her funeral cortege and created a memorial fund at the hospital in her honor.


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