This eastern Mass. town I live in was founded in the early 1600s and recently restored a Cobblers Shop that dated from about 1837. We want to landscape the shop consistent with the period. No pictures are known to exist. Also unknown is the extent of any landscaping, that is, whether the owner had essentially no landscaping or if he used the highly visible location to attract attention by having attractive landscaping.
Any thoughts or references will be helpful.