2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, may not ring any bells right now but if the Los Altos Historical Commission has their way, it might one day. That’s the address of the single-story, ranch-style house where the Jobs family moved to while the eventual Apple co-founder was in grade school.
The location has significant historical value as it was in the attached garage that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak assembled the first 50 Apple 1 computers. Nine months later, Apple Computer, Inc. was created and the company moved to its present-day hometown of Cupertino. The rest, as they say, is history.
The Los Altos Historical Commission conducted a historic property evaluation on Monday after reviewing the idea for the past two years. One document in favor of the designation notes the property is associated with the development of the first Apple computers in Silicon Valley. The document is interesting in and of itself as it also outlines the corporate timeline of Apple Computer through the early years.
The site must adhere to a number of specific criteria which includes whether the property is associated with the lives of persons important to the local, California or national history. If approved, the former Jobs residence would be set aside as a permanent historical resource.
The three bedroom, two bath home was built in 1952 and is currently valued at $1.5 million according to real estate site Zillow. It features 1,793 square feet of floor space and lies on a 9,375 square-foot lot. Of course, most are more interested in the attached garage than the actual home, but I digress.
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