Steve Jobs’ boyhood home considered for historical designation

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers in the garage of Jobs' boyhood home, above, in Los Altos, Calif.
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Steve Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos, Calif. -- where the first Apple computers were created -- will be the subject of debate Monday night as the Los Altos Historical Commission considers whether to give it a special designation.

The commission has been reviewing the ranch-style home at 2066 Crist Drive for the last two years “for potential designation as a historic resource,” according to the commission’s agenda.

Jobs and Steve Wozniak created the first Apple-branded computer, the Apple 1, in the house’s garage.


In documents supporting the designation, the home is described as the birthplace of Apple computers, where the first 50 Apple 1 machines were assembled.

“The subject property is associated with the development of the first Apple computers in Silicon Valley,” reads one of the supporting documents.

Beyond the Apple 1, the document says “some of the first investors ... came to the said property for a demonstration of Apple 2.”

Jobs died in 2011 at age 56.

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