A gift to the people of Cincinnati by Andrew Carnegie, The Carnegie Center was built in 1906 to the specifications of the noted architectural firm of Samuel Hannaford & Sons and served as a public library until 1959 when it was sold into private use.
In 1993, a group of Columbia Tusculum residents set out to return the building to the community. Their efforts, supported by the City of Cincinnati, neighborhood organizations, as well as numerous foundations and individuals, have resulted in the opening of The Carnegie Center. The Center is a community oriented, non-profit facility offering meeting and event space for cultural enrichment, social interaction, and civic participation for the people of Columbia Tusculum and Greater Cincinnati.
The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum offers two pricing structures. Business/ Social rates apply to events hosted by private parties and/or businesses. Non-profit rates apply to events sponsored by groups with 501c3 status.
Caterer and Bar Service
Jeff Thomas Catering is the Exclusive Caterer of The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Jeff Thomas allows The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum to be a full-service venue option for clients. They can provide everything from food, beverage, linens, dishware, centerpieces, event coordination and more. Or, the client may choose to use Jeff Thomas catering only for food and arrange their own event vendors. Clients may choose to provide their own alcohol, but must use a Jeff Thomas bartender to staff. Clients who do not use catering services are not required to use Jeff Thomas to cater their event (ie. dances, lectures, nonprofits with donated food, etc.)