Leather District

Boston / Leather District

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121-123 Beach St 121-123 Beach St Leather District
$1,425,000
210 South St 8-2 210 South St 8-2 Leather District
$989,000
130-136 Lincoln St B 130-136 Lincoln St B Leather District
$849,000
200 Lincoln St 103 200 Lincoln St 103 Leather District
$319,000
121 Beach St 121 Beach St Leather District
$6,450
140 Beach 1 140 Beach 1 Leather District
$6,000
210 South Street 11-2 210 South Street 11-2 Leather District
$4,500/mo
210 South St 3-4 210 South St 3-4 Leather District
$4,500/mo
717 Atlantic Avenue 6D 717 Atlantic Avenue 6D Leather District
$4,200/mo
70 Lincoln St L518 70 Lincoln St L518 Leather District
$3,700/mo
118 South Street 3A 118 South Street 3A Leather District
$3,000
111 Beach 5G 111 Beach 5G Leather District
$2,500/mo
727 Atlantic Avenue 727 Atlantic Avenue Leather District
$38
  • About Leather District

    Built on a landfill created from tidal flats in the early 1800s to provide additional housing for Boston’s expanding middle class population, Chinatown is home to Boston’s largest Chinese community, in a unique mix of residences and family owned and operated businesses. As the area’s original residents moved out of the area in the 1840s, an influx of immigrants moved in, including Chinese, Irish, Italian, Jewish and Syrian, who converted the area’s single family homes to multiple unit tenements. Commercial uses, including textiles and leather works, began at the turn of the Century with the construction of South Station and the Washington Street Trolley line. To this day, Chinese restaurants and specialty shops fill the ground floor levels of residential buildings.

    The Leather District is a small but growing sub-neighborhood of Chinatown. Located between Dewey Square and Kneeland Street, the Leather District is a nine-block area noted for its 19th century brick warehouse structures. These historic buildings were constructed primarily during the 1880s, with a design focused on efficient and economic manufacturing. The leather industry and related wholesalers required space for display, offices and work areas, thus, huge, ground floor display windows don these buildings, set in sturdy cast iron columns – a unique signature of the Leather District.

    In the 1980s and 1990s, the Leather District has grown as a mixed-use area, filled by a variety of commercial and residential tenants.

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121-123 Beach St 121-123 Beach St Leather District
$1,425,000
210 South St 8-2 210 South St 8-2 Leather District
$989,000
130-136 Lincoln St B 130-136 Lincoln St B Leather District
$849,000
200 Lincoln St 103 200 Lincoln St 103 Leather District
$319,000
121 Beach St 121 Beach St Leather District
$6,450
140 Beach 1 140 Beach 1 Leather District
$6,000
210 South Street 11-2 210 South Street 11-2 Leather District
$4,500/mo
210 South St 3-4 210 South St 3-4 Leather District
$4,500/mo
717 Atlantic Avenue 6D 717 Atlantic Avenue 6D Leather District
$4,200/mo
70 Lincoln St L518 70 Lincoln St L518 Leather District
$3,700/mo
118 South Street 3A 118 South Street 3A Leather District
$3,000
111 Beach 5G 111 Beach 5G Leather District
$2,500/mo
727 Atlantic Avenue 727 Atlantic Avenue Leather District
$38