Tag Archives: Dashiell Hammett Street

Tour: Sunday March 26

As we crawl deeper into the Fortieth Anniversary Year of the Dashiell Hammett Tour, requests for walks are beginning to roll in. The two most recent both happen to want the same day. How often does that happen? In any … Continue reading

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Tour: Back in May 1994

In the history of the tour, Steven Meikle from Edinburgh is pretty damn famous — he saved for something like five or six years so he could haul in to San Francisco and take the Hammett Tour that fell closest to the … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Living in Hammett Street

The blurb on the 25th anniversary of the literary streets attracted Bruce Dettman’s attention, and he popped me a note about how he once lived in 20 Monroe Street, now 20 Dashiell Hammett Street, one-time digs of Hammett himself. Bruce … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Those Literary Streets

When we hoof up to Dashiell Hammett Street on the tour, I usually provide a thumbnail history of how it got named in honor of the author of The Maltese Falcon — alongside eleven other streets renamed in honor of various authors … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: A Tale of Dashiell Hammett Street

Last Friday I did a tour for a couple from Australia — I was coming into the burg anyway, and cut them a deal. When we got to Dashiell Hammett Street, they remembered a previous visit, where they noticed the … Continue reading

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Tour: Sunday July 1

The next walk anyone can show up for, no reservations, no questions asked, will be Sunday July 1. The usual routine. Four hours. $10 per person. Start at noon near the revolving “L” sculpture. The shot above may be of … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Burritt, Too

And when the big refurb on Bush Street and the alleys feeding into it was going down in the last week or two, Burritt got its name — after Judge Burritt, and his farm that used to exist on this … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Etched in Concrete

The tour on Sunday September 4 — one down, three more Sundays to go this month — brought forth a new development in the on-going saga of Dashiell Hammett Street. In the last week or two the easement of the … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: On Hammett Street

Okay, I told you that the misspelled sign for Dashiell Hammett Street got fixed and here’s proof, courtesy a group by appointment that walked the walk on July 23 and lugged along cameras. The new sign doesn’t feature the smaller inset name … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Dashiell Hammett Street Again!

I wasn’t watching every second, so can’t say exactly when it happened, but as of last night I noticed that the street sign pictured above — the infamous incorrect spelling of both Dashiell and Hammett that has been up on the … Continue reading

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