Returning to Addison Avenue
The rental property at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, CA, where Hewlett-Packard was born in 1939 played an important role in the history of Hewlett-Packard and the American tech industry. However, by the year 2000 the property long recognized as “the birthplace of Silicon Valley” was showing its age. Wanting to preserve its heritage, Hewlett-Packard bought the house and in 2005 began a massive effort to restore the buildings to the look and feel they had in the company’s early days. The images in this collection display the course of the renovation and the state of the historic site today.