The Leather District is a neighborhood in Boston defined by the bounds of Kneeland Street to the south, Essex Street to the north, Atlantic Avenue to the east and Lincoln Street to the west. Located between Downtown/Financial District, Chinatown and South Station – it’s named after old leather factories transformed into residential and commercial uses, boasting historic appeal and loft-style living that characterize this community. The nine distinct blocks in the Leather District are noted for their nineteenth century brick warehouse structures. The leather industry and related wholesalers who first worked here required space for display and workshops plus ground floor display windows which dominate the buildings with cast iron columns. These industrial residences are trendy, cutting edge and offer spacious square footage.
The Leather District abuts the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway and South Station for all transportation points (services via Amtrak, Acela, bus, T-Station, highway access). In addition, it’s home to industries from restaurants to large financial corporations.Acclaimed restaurant O Ya can be found at 9 East Street as well as nearby W Boston Hotel and Atlantic Wharf’s restaurants Nebo, Trade and Smith & Wollensky.
Residential Buildings include (but not limited to): 210 South Street Lofts, Radian (120 Kingston Street), 43 Kingston Street, The Otello Lofts (112 Beach Street), 121 Beach Street, 134 Beach Street, 107 South Street, 118 South Street, Beach Street Lofts (111 Beach Street), 717 Atlantic Lofts, 70 Lincoln Street, 116 Lincoln Street, 150 Lincoln Street, 210 Lincoln Street Lofts and Lincoln Plaza Residences (181 Essex Street).