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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111 Beach 2D 111 Beach 2D Leather District
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134 Beach Street 2A 134 Beach Street 2A Leather District
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121 Beach 303 121 Beach 303 Leather District
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717 Atlantic Ave 5A 717 Atlantic Ave 5A Leather District
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210 South 5-2 210 South 5-2 Leather District
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70 Lincoln Street L-512 70 Lincoln Street L-512 Leather District
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96 South St 3 96 South St 3 Leather District
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210 Lincoln 602 210 Lincoln 602 Leather District
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150 Lincoln Street 5-B 150 Lincoln Street 5-B Leather District
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134 Beach Street 2B 134 Beach Street 2B Leather District
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717 Atlantic Ave 1D 717 Atlantic Ave 1D Leather District
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111 Beach Street 4H 111 Beach Street 4H Leather District
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181 Essex St E503 181 Essex St E503 Leather District
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181 Essex Street E304 181 Essex Street E304 Leather District
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200 Lincoln St 103 200 Lincoln St 103 Leather District
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111 Beach Street 5A 111 Beach Street 5A Leather District
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140 Beach 1 140 Beach 1 Leather District
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96 South St 3 96 South St 3 Leather District
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210 South Street 11-2 210 South Street 11-2 Leather District
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121 Beach St 701 121 Beach St 701 Leather District
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121 Beach 303 121 Beach 303 Leather District
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717 Atlantic Ave. 1D 717 Atlantic Ave. 1D Leather District
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210 Lincoln 301 210 Lincoln 301 Leather District
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111 Beach Street 1E 111 Beach Street 1E Leather District
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70 Lincoln Street 418 70 Lincoln Street 418 Leather District
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