Fifth/Lake (Union Elevated Railroad station)

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

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]


  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". Retrieved January 25, 2010.