Friday, September 27, 2013

Famous Apple Computer Garage of Steve Jobs Becoming Historical Landmark

Many major Silicon Valley companies were started in garages. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started up Hewlett Packard (HPQ) in a Palo Alto, California one-car garage. When Google (GOOG) was incorporated, the company was located in Susan Wojcicki's garage in Menlo Park, California. She was a friend of Larry Page and Sergey Brin. And of course, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple (AAPL) was founded in the garage of the parents of Jobs.

Now this famous garage, and the house it is connected to, is under review by the City of Los Altos in California to become a historical landmark. The house, which is located at 2066 Crist Drive, is the house that Jobs grew up in.

The Los Altos Planning Commission reviewed the 26 page Historic Property Evaluation on September 23. According to the evaluation, the property should be considered to be in a historical context because it is the birthplace of Apple computers. As a reference, it gave the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

The evaluation stated:
"The subject property is associated with the development of the first Apple computers in Silicon Valley. ... the very first 50 Apple 1 computers were assembled for Paul Terrell's Byte Shop by Steve Jobs, Patricia Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Daniel Kottke, and Elizabeth Holmes and then sold for $500 from the said property 2066 Crist Drive."
and it also mentioned that the original owners of the property were Paul and Clara Jobs, the foster parents of Steve Jobs.

If you want to see a picture of the first Apple computer (basically just a motherboard) and a copy of the original Apple Computer Partnership Agreement, you should take a look at the 26 page document, with can be found at as one of the files in its repository. The document also has an early photograph, a copy of the withdrawal from the partnership of Ronald Wayne, and much more.

You can get the document at the following location:

 Steve Jobs House at

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