How can luxury vacation rental space rise from the ruins of an explosive fire? Local residents share the story in the first installment of a video series about The Lofts On Gault.

In Chapter 1: The Fire, Dr. Stephen Brewer, attorney Rocky Watson, and developer Jerry Clifton discuss the blaze that blew out upper-level windows even as a fire truck passed through the intersection of First Street and Gault Avenue, and the terrible condition in which it left the second story of the historic building.

With lots of vision and hard work, an unbelievable vacation experience has risen from these ruins. Beginning in January 2022, travelers can experience a one-of-kind stay in Historic Downtown Fort Payne, Alabama — luxury vacation rentals within a 1914 building on the National Historic Registry, in the heart of downtown.