Wells Street is a main North–South road in downtown Chicago. It is officially designated as 200 West, originally named 5th Avenue and is named in honor of William Wells, a United States Army Captain who died in the Battle of Fort Dearborn.
Wells Street is interrupted by Comiskey Park, Interstate 55, and Lincoln Park. Wells Street crosses the Chicago River at the Wells Street Bridge.
Several Chicago attractions are located on or near Wells Street, including Comiskey Park and Ed Debevic's. Some downtown blocks of Wells Street are located beneath the Chicago 'L' train system.
Wells Street was named in Time Magazine's 1976 article "The Porno Plague".