CNN reports that the childhood home of Steve Jobs could soon become a protected historical site as a Los Altos Historical Commission is set to perform an evaluation of the property today. The property, located at 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, was Jobs’ childhood home since the seventh grade and its garage later became the location where Jobs, Steve Wozniak and other early employees would build the first Apple computers before officially forming the company in 1977.

The seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission has scheduled a “historic property evaluation” for the single-story, ranch-style house on Monday… If the designation is ultimately approved, then the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, will have to be preserved…

“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.”

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13 Responses to “Steve Jobs’ childhood home could become a protected historical site”

  1. A great tribute to a man that was crazy enough to think that he could change the world and did.


  2. herb02135go says:

    This isn’t a tribute to his work. It’s a way for the property owner to get tax breaks and the entire neighborhood to get more traffic.

    I’d oppose this, especially if the structure has been remodeled.

    Jobs genius was overrated. His supporters forget about the projects that failed.
    Carrying music-on-demand in your pocket originated with the Walkman.
    Jobs didn’t invent smart phones or the items that go into smart phones.
    These are not products that save lives. They are products that most people use to play Angry Birds.


  3. next: application to become a World Heritage site

    guess they don’t have any other buildings worthy of respect :P but please don’t flame me for that


  4. Jobs will always be remembered. I am honored to have lived in his era.


  5. Can’t we just cut the chase and just protect a piece of crap?


  6. I went to the same junior high school as Jobs and lived just around this corner from this house, and never knew until I read about it in his bio years later.


    • Debi Wong says:

      Not sure why this house was so famous, I like you, found out that Steve grew up across the street from me in Mountain View. With some re-connecting (HS class of 1971-72) I do recall one conversation (as much as you can have when you are 6 or 7 years old!) about being adopted. In any case the Los Altos house is where he lived after leaving Mountain View, though I suppose since it is the birthplace of the company, that is it’s historical significance. Not so sure there are any more tax breaks though, just a place to post a historic placard on the front of the house.


  7. evsetia says:

    very simple house !


  8. rlowhit says:

    I doubt Jobs would have cared. He was not one for looking back rather what is ahead.


  9. Mark Granger says:

    Good for Los Altos but bad for the property owners. They are now barred from ever upgrading the home other than to keep it in its current state. If they are going to do this, they should offer compensation to the home owners or offer to buy the property at a fair market price.