photo from internet
Here's some history.
Built by John Snowball in 1877 at the cost of $15,000 this home was one of the most elegant of the pioneer estate houses in the area. Snowball Mansion was a wedding present to his bride, Lucy Ann Knight, eldest daughter of William Knight, the founder of Knights Landing.
Shortly after moving in the couple had a baby girl who died. That was followed soon after by the death of Lucy Ann, said to have died of heartbreak. This two-story, brick mansion remained in the family until 1944. It is rumored that the ghost of Lucy Knight Snowball walks the halls after dark. She is blamed for footsteps heard late at night and doorbells that ring at odd hours. Once, her mournful specter walked through a bedroom door and sat on the bed of a flabbergasted boarder (so it is said).
It was fun to find out a little local history and if the property is ever open I will return.