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Palo Alto, California: "Birthplace of Silicon Valley" Garage

A large sign stands on a small front lawn next to a driveway that leads to the backyard garage where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tinkered in 1938-39. A pilgrimage site for tech geeks.

369 Addison Ave., Palo Alto, CA
US 101 exit 403. Drive south on University Ave. for about a mile, then turn left at the stoplight onto Middlefield Rd. Drive five blocks and turn right onto Addison Ave. Drive three blocks. The house with the plaque will be the first one on the right after Waverley St. Private property - visible from street.
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Silicon Valley birthplace garage.

"Birthplace of Silicon Valley" Garage

There's a large sign in front of 369 Addison. You can take a photo from the sidewalk.

[Kim Wheeler, 04/12/2013]

The official historical marker reveals the location of the most important garages in all of Geekdom -- where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard first tinkered in 1938.

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