Leather District

Boston / Leather District

  • 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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150 Lincoln St 5A 150 Lincoln St 5A Leather District
$995,000
107 South Street 3F 107 South Street 3F Leather District
$929,000
70 Lincoln St L413 70 Lincoln St L413 Leather District
$925,000
130-136 Lincoln St B 130-136 Lincoln St B Leather District
$849,000
70 Lincoln St 219 70 Lincoln St 219 Leather District
$829,000
111 Beach St 1F 111 Beach St 1F Leather District
$779,999
111 Beach St 4C 111 Beach St 4C Leather District
$779,000
200 Lincoln St 103 200 Lincoln St 103 Leather District
$319,000
107 South 2A 107 South 2A Leather District
$8,875
140 Beach 1 140 Beach 1 Leather District
$6,000
111 Beach 1E 111 Beach 1E Leather District
$3,300/mo
717 Atlantic Ave 7-D 717 Atlantic Ave 7-D Leather District
$3,100/mo
111 Beach Street 3B 111 Beach Street 3B Leather District
$3,100/mo
181 Essex St 205 181 Essex St 205 Leather District
$2,775/mo