JOHNSON HOUSE/SHELL MANSION/FONTBONNE HALL
9901 Shore Road
McNally Brothers, ca. 1890
Originally the home of Tom L. Johnson, a three-term mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, the property is rumored to have belonged to actress Lillian Russell and “Diamond Jim” Brady in the 1920s. During Prohibition, the house was also rumored to have been used as a casino and speakeasy. Purchased by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1937, it became Fontbonne Hall Academy, a private girls’ Catholic school.