Robert Louis Stevenson's home is on Bush Street in San Francisco, California. It was here at this apartment, in December of 1879, that the author found himself, sick and unemployed, after a cross country voyage. In August of that same year he had set sail from Europe in an attempt to join his lover, Fanny Osbourne. She was in a loveless marriage and had left him in August of 1878 to return to San Francisco and obtain a divorce. Not wishing to be separated any longer, Stevenson left a year later and traveled by boat to New York, then by train to California. The trip nearly destroyed the writer, who's health was in a fragile state. Throughout the winter months he balanced himself between fighting for his life and fighting to make a living. By early 1880 Fanny had procured her divorce and joined Stevenson here at his apartment. She nursed him back to health and the two were eventually married in May. By August the pair set sail from New York, bound for England. There is a plaque outside the front door acknowledging the author's time here.