Snowden-Gray House_DSC0896 by William Dougherty Via Flickr: Snowden-Gray House 1852 Italianate. The home was built in 1852–1854 by Philip T. Snowden and his wife Abigail. He, a successful dry goods merchant and she, a successful milliner (hat-maker). From 1862–1864 it was the home of Civil War Governor David Tod. From the end of the Civil War until 1922, the family of Columbus philanthropist David S. Gray occupied the residence. Since 1922 it has served a variety of uses, including the headquarters of the Columbus Women’s Club.