||A plaque on this
1881 house at 2151 Sacramento Street boasts that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
once occupied the Lafayette Heights residence. Actually, Conan Doyle only
visited for a few hours when this was the home of an associate, Dr. Abrams.
Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, visited San
Francisco once in his lifetime, in late May and early June of 1923. The
author and his wife stayed at the Clift Hotel during Conan Doyle's second
and final lecture tour in the U.S. Though Conan Doyle's stay was brief,
his character Dr. Watson was married and practiced medicine in the City,
according to a Conan Doyle play. One wonders what influence, if any, the
exaggerated Sacramento Street plaque, which was placed by an owner of the
house in the 1970s, has on the property's value.