updated 03:29 pm EDT, Mon September 23, 2013
Garage famous as birthplace for Apple I
The Los Altos Historical Commission will soon determine whether or not the childhood home of Steve Jobs is a historical site, reports say. Today the Commission is conducting a "historic property evaluation" of the building, located at 2066 Crist Drive. Should the group give the go-ahead, the city will have to preserve the structure for future generations.
The home is a single-story, mostly nondescript ranch-style house originally built in 1952. Jobs moved there with his foster family when he was in seventh grade, and lived there throughout high school. Its historical significance stems mostly from the garage, where Jobs and Steve Wozniak collaborated on the very first Apple product, the Apple I. Fifty Apple Is were built and sold to Paul Terrell's Byte Shop in Mountain View for $500 each. At the moment, the house is estimated to be worth about $1.5 million.
Apple Computer was formally established nine months after the Apple I sale, from which point onwards the company would be headquartered in Cupertino. Jobs would later become CEO, but lose the position for many years until he was hired back on in the late 1990s. He died as a result of a pancreatic tumor on October 5, 2011.