Winters, California: Sam Spade's Office

A single, skinny window on the second floor of an old building is painted with a Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade's name, and a phone number to leave voice mail.

Address:
1st St., Winters, CA
Directions:
Downtown. On the east side of 1st St. just north of its intersection with Main St. Look for the skinny window on the second floor.
Hours:
Lit at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
530-400-8681
Admission:
Free
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Sam Spade's Office

Seems as if there's plenty of demand for this private detective. Four calls just came in on Sam's answering machine!

[Bruce Guelden, 10/25/2016]

Sam Spade's office window.

Sam Spade's Office

The owner of a building in downtown Winters was having trouble renting his retail space. The City required that the building be earthquake proof and also brought up to current building codes. This would cost the owner over $100,000. So the owner decided to rent it -- to Sam Spade, the detective from the Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart.

The single office window is best viewed at night. Lights within the building shine on the window and it appears as if Sam is working late (In reality there's nothing behind the window except a bare floor and some miscellaneous junk).

The phone number shown at the top of the window, 530-400-8681, is connected to an answering machine. A woman tells the caller that Sam is currently out of the office, but if they leave a message she will have Sam call them back when he gets in. One lady left a message asking Sam to find her a rich boyfriend.

[Bruce Guelden, 10/25/2016]

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