Wells Street (Chicago)
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|William Wells Street
|Former name(s)||5th Avenue|
|North end||Lincoln Avenue in Chicago|
|South end||cul-de-sac north of Roosevelt Road in Chicago|
|Known for||William Wells|
Wells Street is a main North–South street 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.
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. The first Crate & Barrel store, which opened in 1962, was located on Wells Street.
Wells Street was named in Time Magazine's 1976 article "The Porno Plague".
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