Most San Franciscans don't know who many of the local streets commemorate. For tourists, it's even more obscure. Here's your big chance to be the know-it-all when it comes to the streets of San Francisco. Below is a link to a list of every street in San Francisco which has been so named, and the full name of the person it recognizes.
So while you're scoping out the headquarters of Google at Spear Street and Folsom, take a hike around for some history.
Here are a few more local resident details.
Cesar Chavez Street, for the 1960's farm-worker activist
Henry Adams Street, for the 1970's founder of the Galeria and SF's design center
Isadora Duncan Lane, for the 1920's dancer who died tragically
Jack Kerouac Alley, for the 1950's beat author
Jack London Alley, for the famed writer who was born in Oakland and died in Sonoma
Junipero Serra Boulevard, for the fighting monk who established Mission Dolores
Mark Twain Lane, for the author who lived in SF briefly
Time to take a walk, see if you can find every street on this list!