Fifth/Lake (Union Elevated Railroad station)

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Fifth/Lake
Chicago 'L' rapid transit
Station statistics
Address Fifth Avenue (Wells Street) and Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois
Line(s) The Loop
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2 tracks
Other information
Opened September 22, 1895[1][2]
Closed December 17, 1899
Owned by Lake Street Elevated Railroad

Fifth/Lake was a station on the Union Elevated Railroad's line, which is now part of the Chicago Transit Authority's Loop. The station was located at Fifth Avenue (now Wells Street) and Lake Street in downtown Chicago. Fifth/Lake opened on September 22, 1895 as one of three stations on the Lake Street Elevated Railroad's "Wabash extension."[1][2] This extension became the Lake Street leg of the Loop upon its completion. The station closed on December 17, 1899.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Service on Lake Street "L" Extension". Chicago Daily Tribune. September 20, 1895. p. 12. 
  2. ^ a b "Put in New Rails". Chicago Daily Tribune. September 23, 1895. p. 11. 
  3. ^ Garfield, Graham. "Fifth/Lake". Chicago-L.org. Retrieved January 25, 2010.