The Doors Open Day Hub at Civic Room, during 14th – 20th September, provided visitors with an experience of a former British Linen Bank, built by William Forrest Salmon in 1897 and widely regarded as a hidden gem on High Street. More than two thousand visitors were warmly welcomed by willing and welcoming volunteers, guided by the expert organisation of Ruth Morris. Daily and evening talks offered visitors the opportunity to listen to a diverse range of speakers from social historians to experts in Glasgow’s mercantile past. Storytelling became a vital part of the Doors Open Day Hub and local residents and past commercial tenants arrived at Civic Room with paintings, drawings, photographs and stories of a community on High Street that is now almost invisible.
Sponsored by Doors Open Day & Glasgow Building Preservation Trust