Los Altos Designates Steve Jobs' Childhood Home a 'Historic Resource'

The home where Steve Jobs first began building computers with Steve Wozniak has been designated a "historic resource" by the Los Altos Historical Commission reports the San Jose Mercury News.

The home, located at 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, is still owned by Jobs' sister Patricia Jobs and the designation will add an additional layer of reviews should the owners of the home ever try to renovate it.

The childhood home of Steve Jobs.

The vote is the culmination of a two-year effort by the commission to preserve the one-story, ranch-style home as it stands. Chairman Frank Bishop praised the work of his colleagues and city staff, which included extensive research and a property evaluation.

"The documentation looks very complete -- better than some of the books as far as accuracy goes," Bishop said.

The designation will add another layer of review if renovations to the home are ever sought. The commission would be able to make a recommendation to the city council about any proposed changes.

Jobs and Wozniak assembled the first Apple I computers at the home, with the first 50 sold to the Byte Shop in Mountain View for $500 each and the rest sold to friends at the Homebrew Computer Club.

Top Rated Comments

troop231 Avatar
138 months ago
I'd love to see the back of the cabinets in that house. I guarantee you they look as nice as the front ;)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HenryDJP Avatar
138 months ago
Nice to know he's considered a legend. :)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Smith288 Avatar
138 months ago
Or....... they could (WAY more respectfully), let the Jobs family, who currently own it decide what they would like to do with the property they own.

Thank you... Geez. It's a house.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justan00b Avatar
138 months ago
Apple should just buy this property. What, it would cost maybe what they make in a second or two? Buy it, then move it to a computer museum, or move it to the new Apple campus as a museum. Put pictures and hardware in every room, and let people walk down memory lane.

This could be cool as a museum, but not in it's current location. Neighbors wouldn't like that much.

Bryan

Or....... they could (WAY more respectfully), let the Jobs family, who currently own it decide what they would like to do with the property they own.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FuNGi Avatar
138 months ago
If she does decide to remodel then the additional layer of review would almost certainly mandate a thinning of the design
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imola.zhp Avatar
138 months ago
I love all of my Apple products, but really? Who cares?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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