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Steve Jobs' childhood home has been given historical protection

Jobs built some of his first computers in the house in Los Altos, California.

THE SILICON VALLEY home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on its city’s list of historic properties.

The historical commission in the city of Los Altos voted unanimously for the historic designation on Monday which means any proposed renovations to the modest home now require additional review.

The home, where Jobs and his foster parents moved in 1968, is owned by his sister, Patricia Jobs.

Steve Jobs House Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Steve Jobs House Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Steve Jobs, with help from his sister and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, built the first 100 Apple I computers at the home, according to the city’s evaluation. Fifty were sold to a shop in neighboring Mountain View for $500 each.

Steve Jobs also wooed some of Apple’s first investors and in 1976, established the first partnership for Apple at the home. The company later relocated to nearby Cupertino.

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