“The humble home where Silicon Valley tech titan Steve Jobs built some of his first computers and co-founded Apple was added to a list of historic Los Altos properties Monday night,” Jason Green reports for The San Jose Mercury News.
“The Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously to designate the home at 2066 Crist Drive a ‘historic resource’ due to its association with Jobs, as well as to place it on the city’s historic resources inventory,” Green reports. “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 commission did not need the permission of Patricia Jobs, Steve Jobs’ sister and the current owner of the property. But she could appeal the decision to the city council,” Green reports. “Zachary Dahl, a senior planner with the city and staff liaison to the commission, said the evaluation was corrected at the request of Patricia Jobs and sent to her for review. ‘I did not get any comments back. So, I’m assuming that was an affirmative, because I have had multiple communications with her over the past several weeks,’ Dahl said.”
“Steve Jobs built the first 100 Apple 1 computers at the Crist Drive home with help from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Patricia Jobs,” Green reports. “The home is also where Jobs courted some of his first investors, including Chuck Peddle of Commodore Computer and Don Valentine of Sequoia Capital, according to the evaluation. The first partnership for Apple Computer Co. was signed on April 1, 1976, and nine months later the company was established and operations moved to nearby Cupertino.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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