Stevenson House


Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson came to Monterey in 1879 to court his wife-to-be, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. This building, then the French Hotel, was where he stayed while reputedly devising his novel Treasure Island. The boarding-house rooms were primitive and Stevenson was still a penniless unknown. At the time of writing, the house was only open for private tours.

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