DOOR COUNTY (NBC 26) -- The Door County Fire Company is more than just another restaurant. It was originally the fire station/city hall of Sturgeon Bay, and was used as such from 1907 to 2006.
It was renovated as "The Ladder House" restaurant and bar that went out of business after 4 or 5 years, and the building was then purchased by Ken Glasheen after being vacant for a couple of years.
The restaurant almost functions like a mini museum, with photos and artifacts lining the walls. A lot of old photos show how prominent the building was in the early 1900s.
One of the restaurant's current goals is to honor firemen. They have a club sandwich that they donate $1 to the local fireman's club for every one sold. Firemen often leave patches on the wall; they have them not just from all over the area, but all across the country as well.
The Door County Fire Company was voted "2nd best Old Fashioned in Door County" and make their own old fashioned and Bloody Mary mixes. Staff strives to have every dish that comes out of the kitchen be something special
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 has dictated that they do a lot more carry out business now, and they have a few tables outside that people can eat at as well.