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Addison Historical Museum
135 Army Trail Blvd
Addison, IL 60101
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The ADDISON HISTORICAL SOCIETY is housed in the historic 1892 Balzer House which was originally located on E Lake St.It was the home of William Balzer, his wife Marie Heidemann and their family. The museum contains artifact and photo displays about local history.
CENTURY HOUSE (129 W. Army Trail Blvd): Built in 1893 as a teachers' home for the Lutheran School, The Addison Historical Society researched and restored the home to the late 19th to early 20th Century period. Visitors can experience first hand what it was like to live in Addison at this time.
COACH HOUSE (135 W. Army Trail Blvd, behind museum): Built by William Balzer in 1932 using lumber from his former tombstone shop, Balzer used the building for his clerk office, vehicle storage & carpentry shop. The first floor contains a re-creation of his clerk office, a diorama of the Addison State Bank, an Addison Railroad display and exhibits on Addison's agricultural heritage. The 2nd floor displays antique items & tools.
OPEN TOURS: Wed & Fri 12-4 (see website & Facebook for seasonal hours)
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