Literary Landmark: 891 Post Street - Dashiell Hammett

San Francisco, Calif.
Dedicated March 19, 2005
Partners: The San Francisco Chronicle

Home of Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade. Dashiell Hammett (1896-1961) lived in this building from 1926 until 1929 when he wrote his first three novels: Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Maltese Falcon (1930). Sam Spade’s apartment in The Maltese Falcon is modeled on Hammett’s, which was on the northwest corner of the fourth floor.


Dashiell Hammett: a hero for our time (San Francisco Chronicle)

Hammett at Home (Mystery Scene Magazine)

Hard-Boiled Heaven - 'The Maltese Falcon' at 75 (New York Sun)