History and its preservation are a priority in Addison. Historical properties and the maintaining of historical records falls under the authority of the Addison Historical Commission and oversaw restoration of the Addison Century House to its original condition. The Century House was built in 1893 as a teacher's home for those who taught at the Lutheran School. Addison also has a historical museum, once known as the Balzer House, named for one of the first families to live in the village. In 1999, the Balzer House was joined by the Coach House right behind it, which plays home to more historical memorabilia.
Eating Well in Addiso
If you love Italian restaurants, you will love living in Addison. In an area that is known for some of the best pizza in the country, the pizza joints in this town will not disappoint. Giordano's, Aurelio's, and Elio Pizza on Fire are all very popular with pizza fans and foodies. Those looking for the usual spots will find entertainment and decent fare at Dave & Busters and Applebee's. Just a short travel east, even more restaurant choices await in Chicagoland, which is known for the great food and five-star restaurants. After dinner, several top-rated dessert shops along Lake Street await.
No Shortage of Qualit
Lake Street is the center of the shopping district in Addison, offering a diverse and eclectic cache of stores. The selection of shops and boutiques in the six shopping centers rival that of larger cities. Most who live in town will find most of what they need right here, without the need to travel far. Shopping outside Addison offers even more choices, with many shopping centers and malls within a 20-minute drive. Nearby is Oakbrook Center, Woodfield Mall, and Stratford Square Mall. The shopping district in Chicago is also a short drive or train ride away.