This retro photo shows how much Apple changed the face of Silicon Valley

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The site of Apple's spaceship campus back in 1961.
The site of Apple's spaceship campus back in 1961.
Photo: Santa Clara Public Library.

When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple way back in 1976, they had no idea how much their company would literally change the landscape of Silicon Valley, let alone the tech world.

Thanks to some old photographs of Cupertino, we can now see just how big of an imprint the Steves’ company has left behind.

Steve Jobs’ Childhood Home Gets Official Historical Site Designation

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The Los Altos family home that Steve Jobs grew up in has now been designated as a site of historical significance, thanks to the seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission  that unanimously approved a recent historic property evaluation on the home.

Steve Jobs and his foster parents moved into the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, when he was in 7th grade and continued to live there though his high school days. The decision to mark the house as a historical site gives the single-story, ranch house protection from builders seeking to demolish it, although Steve Jobs step-mom, Marilyn Jobs, still  lives there, so good luck getting her out anytime soon.

Regarding the reasons for why the Jobs house is worthy of being historicized, the property evaluation cited the following: