Sam Spade's Office – Winters, California - Atlas Obscura

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Sam Spade's Office

If you dial the number in this abandoned office window "Sam Spade’s" secretary will ask you to leave a message. 

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When the owner of a building in downtown Winters, California was trying to rent out his retail space, he found himself running into trouble with the City. The City required the building be earthquake proof and also comply to current building codes, a mandate that would cost the owner over $100,000. 

Unable or unwilling to fork over such a large sum, the owner decided to rent it out anyway. His new tenant was Sam Spade—the detective sleuth from the Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart. The owner also had Mr. Spade join the Chamber of Commerce.

The window to Sam Spade’s office is best viewed at night. Internal lights within the building shine through the window and it appears as if Sam is working late at night on his latest caper. In reality there’s nothing behind the window except an abandoned space: a bare floor and some miscellaneous junk that has been collecting dust for years.

 

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August 23, 2016

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  • winters@pacbell.net
  • Keeps doing it it keeps submitting my comments before I am finished so I will try again. Please email me and I can better explain what is going on with Sam's spades office. Here is my email again..... winters@pacbell.net. Please email me and I can explain much better through an email about the above situation quite simply put the phone number is no longer valid and I would like that number removed from this site. Thank you, Bruce Guelden, a.k.a. Bruce Ferrari.
  • Your website is very touchy that keeps submitting my comments without me finishing the story my name is Bruce Guelden. I am also known as Bruce Ferrari the contributor to this site. Please email me at.... winters@pacbell.net
  • Your website is very touchy that keeps submitting my comments without me finishing the story my name is Bruce Guelden. I am also known as Bruce Ferrari the contributor to this site. Please email me at.... winters@pacbell.net
  • Your website is very touchy that keeps submitting my comments without me finishing the story my name is Bruce Guelden. I am also known as Bruce Ferrari the contributor to this site. Please email me at.... winters@pacbell.net
  • Your website is very touchy that keeps submitting my comments without me finishing the story my name is Bruce Guelden. I am also known as Bruce Ferrari the contributor to this site. Please email me at.... winters@pacbell.net
  • Your website is very touchy that keeps submitting my comments without me finishing the story my name is Bruce Guelden. I am also known as Bruce Ferrari the contributor to this site. Please email me at.... winters@pacbell.net
  • Your website is very touchy that keeps submitting my comments without me finishing the story my name is Bruce Guelden. I am also known as Bruce Ferrari the contributor to this site. Please email me at.... winters@pacbell.net
  • Your website is very touchy that keeps submitting my comments without me finishing the story my name is Bruce Guelden. I am also known as Bruce Ferrari the contributor to this site. Please email me at.... winters@pacbell.net
  • Bruce Guelden I was the one that submitted the above.
  • The phone number associated with Sam spades office is no longer in operation.
  • I can provide you with the phone number for the Chamber of Commerce, and also a phone number for the city manager.
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