Hiram College

Mahan House is where you’ll find the Center for Literature and Medicine, and the departments for health care professions including Biomedical Humanities, Public Health, and Sociology.

Mahan House: The Center for Literature and Medicine

Originally built by Charles Raymond in 1851 as a boarding house for students and faculty of the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, the house had numerous owners until purchased in 1982 by Hiram College for renovation as an academic building. Dedicated on June 7, 1991, and named in honor of Dr. Alfred Catlin Mahan, M.D., Hiram class of 1923, and his wife, Marian Riemann Mahan, the Mahan House Renovation was made possible through their generous gifts and the munificent support of many donors.
Today, the Mahan House is still home to the Center for Literature and Medicine. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Carol Donley, emerita professor of English at Hiram College, and Dr. Martin Kohn, director of the Program in Medical Humanities at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, the Center is a distinctive interdisciplinary program that serves undergraduates, health care professionals, and the wider community. Offices for health care programs, including Biomedical Humanities, Public Health, and Sociology, are also located in the Mahan House.

Visiting the Mahan House

Do you have questions about the Mahan House, Center for Literature and Medicine, or Hiram’s health care professions including biomedical humanities, public health, and sociology? Stop by anytime (visitor and handicap parking is available in front of the Mahan House). The Mahan House is located at 11763 Dean Street, Hiram Ohio, 44234.