San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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— Literary Landmarks Register —
"Spade went to John's Grill and asked the waiter to hurry his order of chops, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes... and was smoking a cigarette with his coffee when... "
is designated a Literary Landmark by Friends of the Libraries U.S.A.
Erected 1997 by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 37° 47.13′ N, 122° 24.44′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 Ellis Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Ignatius College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parrot Building (about 300 feet away); San Francisco Centre (about 400 feet away); Phelan Building (about 700 feet away); 49 Fourth Street (about 700 feet away); Hotel BristolAmbassador Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dewey Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Regarding John's Grill. "This landmark was the setting for the Maltese Falcon novel by Dashiell Hammett and now is the headquarters of the Dashiell Hammett Society of San Francisco, founded October 21, 1977, by William Nolan, author of a biographical study of Hammett,and Jack Kaplan, retired U.S. Army major now director of Pinkerton's." -- from the Menu at John's Grill.
Also see . . . John's Grill. (Submitted on May 31, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Fiction
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