Many American writers, from Poe through Welty, have had their houses preserved as shrines.
Now that her kids have grown, the doyenne of San Francisco writers, Danielle Steel, has mostly moved to Paris.
She still goes to the dentist, sees her lawyer, and writes in The City, but… as she explains in her blog….
Perhaps we should petition that her house, formerly known as the Spreckels Mansion, be set aside to provide her admirers with a locus of veneration.
A local architect has already noticed it needs preservation.
At worst, it could serve as an urban Yaddo.
Or as an incubator of litmags and small presses.
The Louis XVI ballroom with its lovely view (I assume) would be a great place for readings and fundraisers.