Strategic. Creative. Productive.
What We Do.
Plain and simple, we help businesses reach target audiences by developing marketing and communications tools that are focused on meeting objectives and delivering real business results.
We have a laser focus on developing social strategy, creating solid content, reaching new customers, and establishing thought leadership. We’re on it and we get it. We’ll help you establish your presence on social channels and will monitor, track and analyze to ensure results.
It’s more than a nice logo or a pretty brochure. Whether digital, print or environmental design, we develop graphic solutions that are strategic AND creative to help you convey your brand and message.
The History of Our Firehouse.
Firehouse Communications is located in what was once an authentic working firehouse in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward district. Engine Company #10 has been our home since 2009, and has a very unique history in the City of Milwaukee.
Settlers began to arrive in the Third Ward by the Milwaukee River in the mid-1800s. Irish immigrants flocked to the area due to the high number of industrial jobs offered along the river. Soon the area became known as the “Bloody Third,” Milwaukee’s first ghetto, due to fistfights between the residents.
In the late afternoon of October 28, 1892 fire engulfed the entire area. The fire quickly spread to a total of 440 buildings with help from strong winds. By morning, four people died in the fire and 1,900 Irish residents were left homeless. Reconstruction of the area began immediately after the fire and Engine Company #10 which was also destroyed by the fire, was rebuilt only a year later in 1893.
After 30 years of construction, the Third Ward became a hub for new residents: the Italian community. In 1915, there were 45 Italian groceries, 29 Italian saloons, two spaghetti factories and an Italian bank in the Ward. But then in the 1960s, the Italian Third Ward community was displaced by highway construction.
In 1984, the National Register of Historic Places accepted 70 buildings – including Engine Company #10 – as “The Historic Third Ward District.” Today, the Third Ward is home to over 500 businesses including retail and professional services.
The Third Ward is Milwaukee’s showcase mixed-use district and has been our home since 1986.
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172 North Broadway, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202