There is an immense granary and a wool warehouse with capacity for 40,000 bales.
To the south-east stretches the fruitful plain of Beauce, "the granary of France," of which the town is the commercial centre.
The Moors had made Alemtejo the granary of Portugal, but war had undone their work, and large tracts of land were now barren and depopulated.
The mayor is, further, responsible for the maintenance of the communal granary, forests and other property.
Three cemeteries remain intact - King's chapel burying ground, with the graves of John Winthrop and John Cotton; the Old Granary burial ground in the heart of the city, where Samuel Sewall, the parents of Franklin, John Hancock, James Otis and Samuel Adams are buried; and Copp's Hill burial ground, containing the tombs of the Mathers.