Silicon Valley Sightings: Hewlett Packard Garage, the cradle of Silicon Valley (1939)

HP Garage 367 Addison Avenue

When Mr Brown, Singapore’s top blogger came to visit us, we took him to downtown Palo Alto for lunch. Robert toured Rocky, myself, Mr Brown and his video partner to visit one of Silicon Valley’s historic landmarks. 367 Addison, Palo Alto (See Google map, and street view)

In 1939, David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard in a garage in Palo Alto, many consider this the start of the valley, and how the term “garage startup” was coined. HP purchased the house for 1.7 million in 2000.

I was surprised at how small the garage looked, I’m sure cars were a lot smaller, it probably wouldn’t fit many modern SUVs.

Learn more

  • The Register: HP garage becomes national landmark
  • Cnet: Legendary HP garage gets makeover
  • HP.com Rebuilding HP’s Garage

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    (Silicon Valley Sightings is an ongoing PhotoBlog that captures the intersection of Tech Culture in the San Francisco Silicon Valley Bay Area, check out the archives. All photos by Jeremiah Owyang)