Steve Jobs' early home, garage tapped to become historical site
The Los Altos, Calif., home where some of the first Apple computers were built could become a protected historical site.
The home and garage where Apple began could soon become a protected historical site.
The garage, which belonged to the Jobs family, was Apple's official headquarters before the company moved to a rented office space in Cupertino, Calif. It was the birthplace of the first Apple computer, as well as the Apple II, which became the company's first real hit.
In a report of the house published Monday (PDF), the Commission notes that the first 50 Apple I computers were assembled there, as well as the incorporation of the company between Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne. The location was also used in the filming of "Jobs", the film about Apple's early beginnings, which starred Ashton Kutcher and was released earlier this year.
A protected status would primarily bring tax benefits for building owners, who also stand to pay less in permit and construction fees for any upkeep.