City dates back to the Republic of Texas when it was settled as part
of St. Peter's colony as early as 1846. The village was established when the St.
Louis Southwestern Railroad was established in the early 1880's. The city is named
for Addison Robertson, the postmaster. Today, surrounded by Dallas to the north and
east and Farmer's Branch and Carrollton to the west, the city offers numerous
opportunities for shopping, lodging and dining within a five - mile radius. Addison
Airport is the third busiest aviation airport in the country.
Addison Center Theatre-
The Addison Conference and Theatre Center is a 48, 000 - square -
foot meetings and cultural facility which is home to nationally recognized Addison Center
Theatre. ACT offers a year - round performing arts schedule. This unique
facility allows productions to completely transform the seating and performance area,
creating a fresh experience for audiences with each new production. For information
and schedule, call the box office at 214/404 - 0228. 15650 Addison Rd.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum-
Enjoy history from World Wars I & II and Korea.
You'll see aircraft refurbished to the condition they were in when they rolled off
the assembly line. The collection includes the Fokker D VII, Sopwith Camel, P - 51
Mustang, Spitfire, the MIG 15 and others. The museum also includes one of the
largest collections of signed print art in the Southwest. All aircraft are housed in
comfortable, fully enclosed hangars. A gift shop is on the premises. Open
Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located at the Addison Airport, 4572
Claire Chennault. Tel. 214/380 - 8800.