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Built in 1923 by prominent Cincinnati architecture firm Garber and Woodward, The Cincinnati Club is a masterpiece of Old World design. The Harrison Room has its stately marble columns, the Pompadour Room is reminiscent of a French drawing room, and the Gold Room impresses with its zodiac ceiling. The Tudor-style oak room, with its massive mural and gorgeous wainscoting, is the undisputed star. It is located at the edge of Piatt Park next to Race Street. / ADDRESS: 30 Garfield Place (45202) / Image: Brian Planalp // Published: 10.3.17

The Cincinnati Club Shines With Its Old-World Glamour

The Cincinnati Club isn’t one venue; it’s four.

But that’s not the most interesting takeaway from this majestic slice of the Old World. No, the most interesting takeaway is... well, Holy crap this place is beautiful.

Calling the venue(s) Old World isn’t charity. Built in 1923 by prominent Cincinnati architecture firm Garber and Woodward, the Garfield Place Park building’s four rooms ooze European grandeur (not unlike the rest of our fair city). And each of them has a character all its own.

The Harrison Room’s marble columns are stately and imposing. Located across the first-floor vestibule, the Pompadour Room is reminiscent of a French drawing room of the Bourbon era.

Upstairs, the broad grille area could function as a standalone fifth venue, though it’s likely better used as a pivoting place for the remaining two. Of those, the Oak Room is the more impressive, and that has little to do with the gorgeous zodiac ceiling of the Gold Room. No, it’s all about the Tudor-style wainscoting that dresses the Oak Room’s walls. And its mural ain’t half bad either.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for an event venue, The Cincinnati Club is worth touring for its beauty alone. If you love old things and you love Cincinnati, you'll enjoy having a gander. Even if you don’t, you’ll probably find something to love anyways.

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The Cincinnati Club is located at 30 Garfield Place (45202).

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