Native Houstonian and Axiom President Tom Hair was selected as one of the recipients of Preservation Houston’s Good Brick Award, which has recognized successful restoration efforts in Houston since 1979.
Hair purchased the historic Fire Station No. 6 building, located at 1702 Washington Ave., in December 2005. The transition from moving Axiom’s offices from the Montrose area into Fire Station No. 6 was completed in February 2012.
Fire Station No. 6 (est. 1903) is Houston’s second-oldest, still-standing firehouse since the Houston Fire Department began paying its firefighters in 1895. Fire Station No. 7, home of the Houston Fire Museum at 2403 Milam St., was built in 1898 and opened the following year.
Preservation Houston's Good Brick Awards ceremonies will be held Feb. 28, 2013 at River Oaks Country Club.
Other notable restored buildings that have been selected for Good Brick Awards include the Federal Land Bank Building (1988); the Warwick Hotel (1990); and the renovation of Union Station by former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr. (2000).