Leather District

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  • Leather District

    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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134 Beach Street Twoa 134 Beach Street Twoa Leather District
$1,450,000
210 South 5-2 210 South 5-2 Leather District
$1,029,000
96 South St 3 96 South St 3 Leather District
$975,000
181 Essex St E503 181 Essex St E503 Leather District
$735,000
181 Essex Street E304 181 Essex Street E304 Leather District
$725,000
88 Kingston St 3E 88 Kingston St 3E Leather District
$720,000
70 Lincoln Street L611 70 Lincoln Street L611 Leather District
$699,900
200 Lincoln St 103 200 Lincoln St 103 Leather District
$319,000
111 Beach Street 5A 111 Beach Street 5A Leather District
$8,100/mo
140 Beach 1 140 Beach 1 Leather District
$6,000
96 South St 3 96 South St 3 Leather District
$5,000/mo
121 Beach Street 501 121 Beach Street 501 Leather District
$4,500/mo
121 Beach 303 121 Beach 303 Leather District
$4,500/mo
210 Lincoln 402 210 Lincoln 402 Leather District
$4,200/mo
717 Atlantic Ave 5A 717 Atlantic Ave 5A Leather District
$4,000/mo
210 Lincoln 301 210 Lincoln 301 Leather District
$4,000/mo
121-123 Beach St 703 121-123 Beach St 703 Leather District
$3,850/mo
717 Atlantic Ave. 1D 717 Atlantic Ave. 1D Leather District
$3,650/mo
88 Kingston 3F 88 Kingston 3F Leather District
$3,600/mo
70 Lincoln Street 418L 70 Lincoln Street 418L Leather District
$3,600/mo
181 Essex St. E602 181 Essex St. E602 Leather District
$3,500/mo
717 Atlantic 3C 717 Atlantic 3C Leather District
$3,450/mo
116 Lincoln Street 5B 116 Lincoln Street 5B Leather District
$3,400/mo
210 South St. 5-3 210 South St. 5-3 Leather District
$3,300/mo
116 Lincoln Street 2A 116 Lincoln Street 2A Leather District
$3,300/mo