Steve Jobs grew up in a single-story, ranch-style house in Los Altos, California
Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers there in the mid-'70s
The family home where a young Steve Jobs built the first Apple computer may soon become a protected historical site.
The seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission has scheduled a “historic property evaluation” for the single-story, ranch-style house on Monday.
If the designation is ultimately approved, then the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, will have to be preserved.
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Jobs moved to the house with his foster parents as a 7th grader, and lived there through high school.
In the attached garage, he and Steve Wozniak toiled to assemble the first 50 Apple 1 computers. The pair sold them to Paul Terrell’s Byte Shop in Mountain View for $500 each.
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Nine months later, in 1977, Apple Computer Co. was formally established and moved its operations to nearby Cupertino.
One of the original computers later sold at an auction for $231,000. And Jobs went on to become a visionary who changed the face of computing.
“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,” according to the property evaluation.
“His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming.”
The three-bedroom, two-bath house was built in 1952 and is valued at $1.5 million, according to real-estate website Zillow.