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About Addison, Illinois

The town of Addison is near the Chicago Metropolitan area and is part of the county of DuPage in the state of Illinois. Addison was named after the famous writer of the 18th century, Joseph Addison. As of the latest census, the village has just about 40,000 residents that consider Addison their home. This serene and charming little village is the home of the amusement park, known as Adventureland. It operated from 1961 to 1977, and was considered the largest of its kind in the whole state of Illinois. Aside from several primary, intermediate, and secondary public schools in the town, it is home to two institutions of learning: the Chamberlain College of Nursing and DeVry University. For the reason that the village of Addison has a notable history, it strives to preserve that history. The town’s history manifests in the several national historical sites and structures meticulously maintained by the historical commission. Some of these structures have become attractions for visitors. Out of the many historical structures in the town, the Century House is most popular. More than two centuries old, this structure was designated as a house for teachers for the Lutheran School. The Balzer House, on the other hand, was owned by the Balzer family, who were the first settlers of the village. Together with the Coach House, these two houses were turned into the Historical Museums of the town. There are tons of activities that available in Addison. Theme parks, shopping centers, and restaurants complete the area to keep you busy while you’re doing business or just passing by.

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