Steve Jobs childhood home may become a protected historical site. The home, where the first Apple computer was built, was purchased by Jobs’ foster parents when he was in 7th grade, and Jobs lived there through high school.
The seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission has scheduled a “historic property evaluation” for the single-story, ranch-style home on Monday.
If the designation is ultimately approved, then the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, will have to be preserved.
The attached garage is where Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak first met when Jobs was in high school, and where the pair assembled the first Apple I computers.
A mere nine months later, the company, Apple Computer Co., was formally established, and moved its operations to nearby Cupertino, where the main offices still reside to this day.
According the the property evaluation report, “Steve Jobs is considered a genius who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed six industries — personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing.”
We’ll keep track of the story, and will make sure to update and report if/when the historic dwelling receives the designation.