We all know the story of Apple Computer, and how the company was formed in Steve Jobs’ parents’ garage back in 1976. It was an important moment in the tech world for sure, and now the garage (and the house it’s attached to, of course) may be granted protection as an official historic site.
The Los Altos Historical Commission, a 7-member group appointed by the Los Altos City Council with the task of recommending historical sites in the area, is holding a historic property evaluation on Steve Jobs’ childhood home.
“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. His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming,” says part of the property evaluation, obtained by CNN.
And it’s that influence that may lead to the former home of Paul and Clara Jobs being given protection as an historical site.
The house became Steve Jobs’ home when he was a young teen. Paul and Clara Jobs adopted Steve at birth in 1955.
Jobs first met Steve Wozniak through a friend at Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. A few years later Wozniak, having built the Apple I computer, joined forces with Jobs and Ronald Wayne. The trio formed Apple Computer in that garage in 1976. Wayne soon left the newly-formed company.
The commission has actually been reviewing the 2066 Crist Drive property for the past two years. You can check out the full evaluation here.
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