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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134 Beach St 6 134 Beach St 6 Leather District
$1,599,000
121 Beach Street 401 121 Beach Street 401 Leather District
$1,225,000
43 Winter St 3 43 Winter St 3 Leather District
$1,100,000
717 Atlantic Ave. 8C 717 Atlantic Ave. 8C Leather District
$925,000
210 Lincoln St. 602 210 Lincoln St. 602 Leather District
$900,000
150 Lincoln St 5-b 150 Lincoln St 5-b Leather District
$869,000
210 South St 4-3 210 South St 4-3 Leather District
$799,000
88 Kingston St 3E 88 Kingston St 3E Leather District
$663,000
200 Lincoln St 103 200 Lincoln St 103 Leather District
$319,000
140 Beach 1 140 Beach 1 Leather District
$6,000
107 South 2A 107 South 2A Leather District
$5,500
210 South St. 5-3 210 South St. 5-3 Leather District
$4,000
108 Lincoln Street 3-B 108 Lincoln Street 3-B Leather District
$4,000
210 South 5-2 210 South 5-2 Leather District
$4,000
107 South Street 4D 107 South Street 4D Leather District
$3,995
181 Essex St E402 181 Essex St E402 Leather District
$3,700
118 South 3C 118 South 3C Leather District
$3,250
111 Beach St 3C 111 Beach St 3C Leather District
$3,000
717 Atlantic 4D 717 Atlantic 4D Leather District
$2,800
181 Essex Street E803 181 Essex Street E803 Leather District
$2,500/mo
111 Beach St 4G 111 Beach St 4G Leather District
$2,450
70 Lincoln St L510 70 Lincoln St L510 Leather District
$2,400