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The House Where Steve Jobs Grew Up is Now a “Historic Resource”

by Jacob Kleinman | November 3, 2013November 3, 2013 11:00 am PDT

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Steve Jobs’ childhood home is now an official landmark, following a unanimous vote by the Los Altos Historical Commission. The house, located at 2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos, California, has been designated a “historic resource” after a two-year process which included detailed research and an evaluation of the property.

The one-story ranch-style building marks the place where Steve Jobs not only grew up but launched Apple with the help from a few others, including co-founder Steve Wozniak, and his sister Patricia Jobs. The first 100 Apple 1 computers were built by hand at the address and stored in Steve Jobs’ own bedroom before the company expanded to a real office in Cupertino.

Patricia Jobs still lives at 2066 Crist Drive today, and the historic designation will make it more complicated if she wants to renovate the house in the future. The commission was not required to get her approval before moving forward with the vote, though she is allowed to appeal the ruling should she choose to do so.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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