3. A special aspect of
the Lowell landscape is the
many adjoining vegetable gardens found within Chapel Hill.
Frequently encompassing all available yard space, by mid-
summer the gardens yield large quantities of produce. Fig
trees, indigenous to Mediterranean countries, have been
planted by Portuguese residents who take care to protect
them from New England winters. Shrubs, bulbs and
other plant material enhance the small front yards.
4. Mid-19th century streets were
with trees at regular intervals to provide shade and visual
relief. Although the automobile, asphalt paving and
pollution have contributed to the demise of many of these
trees, a few have survived in their modern urban