Steve Jobs' Old Home Gets Historical Protection
It's where he and Wozniak built the first Apples
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2013 6:08 PM CDT
This photo shows 2066 Crist Drive, the home where Steve Jobs grew up, in Los Altos, Calif.   (Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – The Silicon Valley home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city's list of historic properties. The historical commission in the city of Los Altos voted unanimously for the historic designation last night, the Palo Alto Daily News reported. Any proposed renovations to the modest, ranch-style home now require additional review.

The home, where Jobs and his foster parents moved in 1968, is currently owned by Patricia Jobs, Steve Jobs' sister. The commission didn't need her permission for the designation, although she could appeal it to the city council. Steve Jobs, with help from his sister and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, built the first 100 Apple 1 computers at the home, according to the city's evaluation. Fifty were sold to a shop in neighboring Mountain View for $500 each.

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George Myers
Nov 4, 2013 10:51 PM CST
There was a question like this over Shockley's lab where he co-invented the transistor. However, I doubt the various claims would provide enough evidence for Bell Labs to set it aside, considering it was first actually invented in Canada! (Wikipedia: "History of the transistor") Why not add Steve Jobs' to the city's inventory of history? Important no?
iq145
Oct 30, 2013 2:19 PM CDT
Oh please. Enough is enough. He was just a man, a rich man. There are other rich people in the world who've invented things. Need we worship them all? Most average people never even heard of Jobs until he died.
flatnosepete
Oct 30, 2013 4:55 AM CDT
It is going to take some super special nerds for there to be people who travel to visit this house.