IHQ welcomes visitors during Open House London
On Sept. 21, the free event celebrated London’s architecture as hundreds of people visited more than 800 buildings in the city, many that are usually closed to the public.
Architects from Sheppard Robson, which designed IHQ, were on hand to explain significant design aspects while Salvation Army staff welcomed people and gave tours.
This year, Salvation Army historian Lt. Colonel Jenty Fairbank offered insight into the history of The Salvation Army at 101 Queen Victoria Street. The current IHQ building is the third to stand on the site, which has been occupied by The Salvation Army since 1881.
IHQ was open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with food available from Café 101 all day and plenty to see in Gallery 101. Outside the front door, music was provided by Hythe Band in the morning and Regent Hall Band in the afternoon.
Major Beverly Ivany, writer of The Salvation Army’s daily Bible reading series “Words of Life,” signed copies of the January–April 2014 issue. A selection of the Salvation Books back catalog was available with special offers.