The Leather District, sometimes referred to as LD, is a small area just South of Boston's Financial District. It once was the center of the city's leather industry, hence its name. This neighborhood's factories rose out of the ashes of The Great Boston Fire in the second half of the 19th century.
Though small in size (only taking up two city blocks), the Leather District plays home to a large number of restaurants, businesses, and trendy residences. The Leather District is served by South Station where the Red line, Silver line, commuter rail, and Amtrak cross paths. Chinatown borders the Leather District in the West. And across the channel is Seaport, known as Boston's Innovation District to some residents.