Steve Jobs’ Family Home May Soon Become A Protected Historical Site

Steve Jobs’ childhood home, where he built the first Apple computer, may soon become a protected historical site, according to CNN. Steve’s single-story, ranch-style house in Los Altos, California is scheduled for a “historic property evaluation” by the seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission later today. If approved, Apple co-founder’s family house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos will have to be preserved.

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Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computer at the Los Altos house during the mid-’70s, where Jobs moved with his foster parents as a 7th grader and lived through high school. In the attached garage, he and Steve Wozniak assembled the first 50 Apple 1 computers, which were sold for $500 each. Less than a year later, in 1977, Apple was formally established and moved its operations to nearby Cupertino.

“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.”

A version of the ranch-style house also appears in the recent ‘jOBS’ biopic with Ashton Kutcher playing the role of Steve Jobs.