Steve Jobs' childhood home could become a historical site
September 25 , 2013
The home where Steve Jobs grew up and built the first Apple computer might soon be preserved as a historical site.
A "historic property evaluation" has been scheduled for the single-story house on Monday. If approved, the house in Los Altos in California will have to be protected.
Jobs moved to the house with his foster parents when he was in 7th grade. He lived in the residence through high school and assembled 50 Apple 1 computers along with Steve Wozniak. The pair sold each of the computers for $500 to Paul Terrell's Byte Shop in Mountain view.
The company was then fully established and moved to nearby Cupertino.
The property evaluation called him a genius "who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed six industries- personal computers, anumated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing."
The family house was built in 1952 and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is valued at $1.5M.