The very legacy of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs just got a little richer on Monday. The garage where he started Apple with Steve Wozniak has been named as a cultural site.
Located in Silicon Valley, the modest house at 2066 Crist Dr . in Los Altos, Calif., was the destination where Jobs and Wozniak, along with others, churned out the best Apple computers (see below). Built in 1952, the 61-year-old place is not only the birthplace of Apple, but also the early days home of Jobs.
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According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, Jobs’ sister Patricia had no mention in the new designation for the property. That was left to your Los Altos Historical Commission, a group of citizens appointed by way of the Los Altos City Council.
In an interview with Mashable, Zach Dahl, the staff liaison for the Los Altos Medieval Commission, said that the house is currently occupied by Steve Jobs’ stepmother, Marilyn Jobs. Further, the owner of the home is listed given that the Jobs Trust.
Dahl, who has been in frequent contact with Jobs’ sister Patricia (who is the spokesperson for the Jobs Trust), told Mashable that she did not object to the medieval designation.
n an effort that reportedly lasted two years, chiefly taken up by research, the group finally managed to risk-free enough votes to grant the house its new famous status. Some of that research can be found on the city’s webpage.
Jobs’ old workspace joins another famous tech itc garage listed as a historical site. In 2007, the very Palo Alto garage where Hewlett-Packard was started, basically 10 miles from the Jobs garage, was named a new national history landmark.
Apple’s first address is already your pit stop for some of the company’s more passionate devotees looking to soak up a bit of history by visiting the place where it all initiated. Now with the home’s historic status sealed, the continual stream of visitors will likely continue for many years to come.