The Village staff and employees strive to provide the best service possible to our residents, while keeping your property taxes as low as possible.


Your local government – made up of dedicated elected officials and highly qualified staff – works hard to ensure that Addison continues to grow and thrive.  Village services are consistently praised, while being provided with a reasonable tax rate.

More than 36,000 people call the Village of Addison home.  Whether you are new to our community, or have lived here for years, here is some of the information you need to know.  

Addison has been extremely successful at attracting and retaining industry and business within the village due to the proactive and forward-thinking actions of its elected officials. To encourage business and industrial development and facilitate the expansion of existing sites, the village offers a wide variety of economic incentives that are molded to the needs of each individual business seeking a home in Addison.

Whether you are considering calling Addison home, or just visiting for day for pleasure or business, here are some links you might find useful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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History

History

Museum Buildings

Addison Historical Museum
135 W. Army Trail Boulevard
Balzer House 1 - Copy
The Addison HIstorical Museum is housed in the historic 1892 Balzer House, which was originally located on East Lake Street. It was the home of William Balzer, his wife Marie Heidemann and their family.  The Village purchase the property, and the house was moved to this location in 1999. The museum contains artifact and photo displays about local history. The museum is open  for touring on Wednesdays and Fridays, noon - 4 p.m. Beginning in June through August, it is also open Thursdays, 6 - 8 p.m.  Group tours of 10 or more are available by appointment.  Access to the museum archives is  also by advanced appointment. Please call 630- 628-1433 or email museum@addison-il.org for more information.

Century House
129 W. Army Trail Boulevard
CentHome
Built in 1893 as a teachers' home for the Lutheran School, this house was purchased by the Village of Addison in 1993  and hence, got its name.  The Addison Historical Society researched and   restored the home to the late 19th to early 20th Century period through the  generous donations of  the Addison community.   Visitors can experience first hand what is was  like living  in Addison at this time....


Coach House
135 W. Army Trail Boulevard
(Location: Behind Addison Historical Museum)

Coach House 4The Coach House was built by WIlliam Balzer in 1932 using lumber from his former tombstone shop and originally stood behind the Balzer House on East Lake Street.  Balzer used the building for his Addison Township Clerk office, vehicle storage, and carpentry shop. It was moved to this location in 1999 along with the museum.  The first floor contains a recreation of Balzer's  clerk office, a diorama of the Addison State Bank, models of early Addison and exhibits on Addison's agricultural heritage.  The second floor area inludes displays of  antique  household items and equipment..