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Published on November 5th, 2013 | by Eddie Leblanc

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Steve Job’s Childhood Home, Apple’s Birthplace Becomes Historic Site

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Late last month, the city of Los Altos, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, declared the childhood home of Steve Jobs – located at 2066 Crist Dr – a “historic resource.”

The house was built in 1951 and is where Apple was founded 37-years ago, and where Steve Jobs and best friend Steve Wozniak assembled the very first Apple computers in a spare bedroom and the garage that remained unchanged, except for the door being replaced.

Steve Jobs’ sister “Patti” still lives in the now historic site

The historic designation puts significant restrictions on renovation and remodeling for the current owner, Patricia “Patti” Ann Jobs, the adopted sister of the late Apple co-founder, who took over their parents’ single-story, ranch-style home.

Apple’s birthplace is the second major historical technology landmark in Silicon Valley, second only to HP’s garage located at 367 Addison Ave. in Palo Alto, and considered the “birthplace of Silicon Valley,” listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Silicon Valley garages, the base for innovation in the United States!

HP bought back the garage, along with the house, in 2000 for a reported $1.7 million. Seven years ago, Google has also bought the garage – located at 232 Santa Margarita Ave, in Menlo Park – where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin officially founded the search engine company.

The myth goes that in Silicon Valley, to be uber successful, all you need is a garage and an idea!

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Eddie is the co-founder of BayLive and editor-at-large, covering mega-trends and disruptive business models. You can reach him directly at eleblanc@baylivemedia.com



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