HP Garage Listed on National Register of Historic Places
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 17, 2007
The site of HP’s founding – the famed HP Garage and house – has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, the company announced today.
Recognized as the birthplace of Silicon Valley, the garage was the building in which Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard set up shop in 1938. Hewlett-Packard Company was founded in 1939, and one year later the company outgrew the site. Today, HP is one of the largest IT companies in the world.
Located at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, Calif., the HP Garage was designated a California Registered Landmark, “Birthplace of Silicon Valley,” by the state in 1987. In 2005, the company completed a restoration of the site to help preserve its legacy.
“The HP Garage has become a symbol of what can rise from humble beginnings with hard work and determination,” said Gary Elliott, vice president, Brand Management and Design, HP. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the National Park Service and we hope it will further spread these core HP values to a national audience.”
More information about the history, preservation and rehabilitation of the HP Garage is available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/histnfacts/garage/.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
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