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National Significance of Fire Station No. 6

National Significance of Fire Station No. 6

After restoring Fire Station No. 6 to become the new home for Axiom, a brand strategy and creative communications firm, President Tom Hair felt he had chosen an iconic building with architecture that possessed historic value. While this belief has been supported through recognition and awards from local preservation institutions, we have since discovered that […]

Earning Well-Deserved Recognition for Restoration

Earning Well-Deserved Recognition for Restoration

Fire Station No. 6 opened in 1903 as one of Houston’s first modern firehouses during a time when the City was in the early years of paying its firefighters, who had been volunteers since the formation of Protection Company No. 1 in 1838. More than a century later, the station reopened in 2012 as home […]

Getting Into Holiday Mode at Fire Station No. 6

Getting Into Holiday Mode at Fire Station No. 6

Fire Station No. 6 was the scene of a festive event Axiom opened its doors to clients, vendors and friends during its Holiday Party & Open House on Dec. 6. A few months before the event, Preservation Houston selected Fire Station No. 6 for a 2013 Good Brick Award, which gave many first-time visitors something to look forward to as […]

Houston firefighters spring into action near FS6

Houston firefighters spring into action near FS6

The swift and systematic action taken by the Houston Fire Department was apparent during a Monday-afternoon fire across the street from historic Fire Station No. 6 Crews from at least four different stations, including the current Fire Station No. 6 located about a half-mile west of the historic building that houses Axiom, responded to the scene. The […]

FS6 restoration casting a wide 'Net presence

FS6 restoration casting a wide ‘Net presence

Historic Fire Station No. 6 has received plenty of interest and support from a number of different groups in Houston including firefighters, city officials and not least, preservation organizations. Since news of Axiom’s restoration efforts appeared online in April, media reaction has been strong. KUHF-FM 88.7, Ch. 13, the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Journal […]

Lineage of chiefs gather in rare appearance at FS6

Lineage of chiefs gather in rare appearance at FS6

While the pursuit of historical facts about Fire Station No. 6 is an ongoing endeavor, the station is also the place where history continues to be made since Axiom fully moved into the 1702 Washington site on Feb. 25. The station, which opened in 1903 and housed Houston firefighters during its first 28 years of […]

What they're saying about Fire Station No. 6

What they’re saying about Fire Station No. 6

With Axiom fully settled in on Feb. 27 at its new address on 1702 Washington Ave., business proceeded seamlessly going forward, while word quickly spread throughout the Sixth Ward and beyond. Once the home of “Rough and Ready” firefighters during the early 1900s, Fire Station No. 6 is now the cradle of creative energy that […]

Vintage fire truck revs up retro aesthetic at FS6

Vintage fire truck revs up retro aesthetic at FS6

A month after Axiom took up residence within the historic Fire Station No. 6 at Washington and Ash, it was time to reach back for a little inspiration. An old-school American LaFrance fire truck would do the trick. The catch: Need it in 72 hours. On short notice, the chances of finding one for a […]

Axiom Partners with HFD No. 6 at Fire Fest

Axiom Partners with HFD No. 6 at Fire Fest

In Houston, hot fun in the summertime tends to extend into the autumn months. And once again, the Houston Fire Museum revved up the food and hospitality at its annual Fire Fest, held at the Houston Fire Department’s Val Jahnke Training Facility on Oct. 22. It was a banner year of sorts for the HFD […]

Look, Fire Twuck!

Look, Fire Twuck!

Two year old Zachary Kline loves fire trucks. His mom Kelly Kline, long-time friend of Axiom and owner of K2 Kreative Consulting, tells us that an engine never passes without Zach noticing and pointing.  While he hasn’t visited Fire Station 6 yet, he has often been to #11 on TC Jester, near his home. He’s […]

Keeping HFD History Alive

Keeping HFD History Alive

Retired Houston Fire Fighter Scott Mellott walked into the Fire Station 6 shortly after we began restoration, offering stories and historic photographs of the building, some used on this site. He had watched as the building declined and as an unofficial Houston Fire Department (HFD) historian was excited to see it coming back to life. […]

No. 6 Shield

Stories: Fire Station No. 6 – Old Meets New

We felt it only fitting to reach out to the current fire fighters of Houston Fire Department #6, housed just blocks from our building. The entire team is excited and supportive of the renovation that renews a part of their history. They continue to live the “Rough & Ready” heritage of the original No. 6 […]

Stories: First Tee Shirt

Stories: First Tee Shirt

First Tee Shirt Goes to Kid Triathlete. Sixth generation Houstonian Will Collier is fittingly the first buyer of a Fire Station No. 6 commemorative tee shirt benefitting the Houston Fire Museum. His selection, “Rough and Ready,” because it was more “cool.” An incoming 6th grader at T. H. Rogers Middle School, eleven year old Will […]

Stories: Bottles

Stories: Bottles

One of the unexpected surprises of renovating a building that’s over 100 years old is unearthing a bit of history. One of the interesting finds we encountered while digging the expansion foundation for Fire Station No. 6 were dozens of old bottles, several likely dating back to the first two decades of the Fire Station, […]

Stories: Brick Roads

Stories: Brick Roads

As if Houston’s roads and potholes today aren’t rough enough, imagine bumping along a brick road. That’s exactly what we uncovered while digging under Washington to connect new water lines in the course of renovating Fire Station No. 6. Firefighters called Houston the “Mud-Hole” because they often had to pull their rigs through muddy streets.