It may be hard to believe, but the building shown in these two pictures once was a massive mansion that rose no fewer than four stories tall. Then one day, some genius decided to tear down the top three floors and leave the trunk of the building to become a supermarket. If you look closely, you can still see the remnants of two turrets, one in front and one in back that graced the once stately house on Franklin Street.
Update: The more I look at this building, I don’t think it was merely truncated but rather demolished and the stones reused for the new building. No stately house would have sat so close to the street, whose width had not dramatically changed in the last one hundred years. Nor would such a house have its windows and doors so low to the ground in the 19th Century.