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We’ve all heard and read the story of how Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in his garage decades ago, and how the nascent company and its very few employees sat in that same garage to build some of its first computers. The garage of Steve’s childhood home is definitely an iconic place, it gave birth to one of the most valuable companies on the planet. The Los Altos Historical Commission seems to agree, as it has voted unanimously to designate the home as a “historic resource.”

This unanimous vote marks the end of a two year effort lead by the commission to preserve the ranch-style home as it is, the commission conducted extensive research and property evaluation. Chairman Frank Bishop praised the work carried out by city staff and his colleagues on the commission. The current owner of this house is Patricia Jobs, Steve’s sister, who wasn’t required to give permission in order for it to be designated as a “historic resource.” However, Patricia can appeal the decision to the city council if she wants. It was at this very house that the first 100 Apple 1 computers were built, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and even Patricia Jobs were the few people that helped out. Apple now operates out of Cupertino, California. [Image via Mercury News]

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