Dashiell Hammett Residence

891 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Four story Art Deco era apartment building built in 1917


Noir writer Dashiell Hammett lived in this building from 1926 until 1929 when he wrote his first three novels: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, and The Maltese Falcon. Fictional detective Sam Spade’s apartment in The Maltese Falcon is modeled on Hammett’s, which was #401 on the northwest corner of the fourth floor overlooking the intersection of Post and Hyde streets.

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody