Erection date: 21/7/1925
Emily Wilberforce – Central President
This building was erected by the contributions of members and friends of The Mothers’ Union throughout the world; and was opened by HRH the Princess Mary Viscountess Lascelles, 21st July 1925.
Nora Maude – Central Secretary
Noël Barclay – Central President
Site: Mothers' Union (2 memorials)
SW1, Tufton Street, Mary Sumner House
The plaques are either side of the entrance in Tufton Street. A large decorative panel on the Great Peter Street corner reads: The Mary Sumner House 1925.
The Mothers Union History of Sumner House says that the building was designed to be, initially, larger than they needed. Paul Waterhouse, son of Alfred, designed the chapel (shown on a 1961 postcard found on eBay.) The Union building was flooded along with lots of low-lying London in 1928 and served as an air-raid shelter in WW1.