The humble garage where Hewlett-Packard was founded in 1938, and which was the point around which Silicon Valley grew up, has become a national historic landmark.
Situated in Palo Alto, the property consists of a two-story house, garage and shed. It is the place where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard developed their first audio oscillator, famously used to improve the sound quality in Disney's 1940 film Fantasia.
Hewlett lived in a shed next to the garage at 367 Addison Avenue, while Packard and his wife lived in the house.
HP bought the property in 2000 for $1,7-million, and in 2004 the company restored the garage and house to its state from the late 1930s.
A mock-up of the garage was used in a global advertising campaign in 2000.
The garage was designated a California registered landmark in 1987 and the restoration to its original state allowed it to become a national landmark.