The Leather District includes a small community east of Chinatown that is nestled between Kneeland Street and Dewey Square. The 9 distinct blocks are best known for their 19th century brick warehouse buildings. The leather market and associated wholesalers who originally worked here needed space for offices, display, and workshops, therefore ground floor display windows will dominate these buildings which are set in solid cast iron columns. The Leather District, since the 1980s, has expanded as a mixed-use region, and is currently home to various residential and commercial tenants. Because of recent development and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway creation, this district emerged as a distinct neighborhood in Boston. Residents treasure the “loft living” choices which characterize the neighborhood. The short distance to Boston's South Station, the main rail transportation hub, make the Leather District an extremely accessible community. Leather District is home to a broad array of industries from large corporations and small restaurants.