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10-29-2013, 11:17 PM #1
Steve Jobs' Childhood Home Gains a "Historic Resource" Status
The Los Altos, California home that Jobs’ lived in and began Apple out of has recently been designated as a “historic resource” by the Los Altos Historical Commission after a two-year effort. Commissioners were unanimous in their assent during an evening hearing according to the San Jose Mercury News. The designation gives the Los Altos Historical Commission the right to review any proposed changes to the 1950s-era property, with final approval for renovations needed from the City Council.
The current owner of the ranch-style home, Job’s sister, Patricia, was consulted on the designation but her approval wasn’t required. Last month, Patricia Jobs told the paper that she didn’t oppose the effort but was upset that she wasn’t consulted from the beginning. She said the following in an interview regarding the matter:
I want to cooperate but I also want to know what is expected of us.
According to the paper, the commission’s evaluation was effusive in its praise of the late Apple CEO. Commissioner Sapna Marfatia wrote the following:
Steve Jobs is considered a genius who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed many industries. His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming.