Birthplace of Silicon Valley: The Old Garage at 367 Addison in Palo Alto, CA

This is where it all began. It’s Packard’s Garage, California Registered Historical Landmark #976:

BIRTHPLACE OF SILICON VALLEYThis garage is the birthplace of the world’s first high-technology region, “Silicon Valley.” The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Frederick Terman, a Stanford University professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the East. The first two students to follow his advice were William R. Hewlett and David Packard, who in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage.

This is what things looked like in 2005. Click to expand:


And this is what it looks like now, after rehab.

Nice garage, HP!

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