Silicon Valley

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This page contains pictures of "historical" buildings of Silicon Valley. Pictures of people and machines are here: Computer History Museum and Digibarn Computer Museum.

Silicon Valley from Villa Montalvo


Leland Stanford in 1881 (portrait at the Cantor Museum)

Buck's Cafe in Woodside where Paypal was formed: 3062 Woodside Road, Woodside

Alpine Inn in Portola Valley, one of the few surviving buildings of the era when Stanford was built (3915 Alpine Rd & Arastradero)

3000 Sand Hill Rd, headquarters of the venture-capital community



3000 Sand Hill Rd

3000 Sand Hill Rd

3000 Sand Hill Rd

Kleiners etc


Kleiners etc

Stanford: Old Union

Stanford: Bookstore

Stanford: Bookstore


Stanford: Bookstore

Stanford: Old Union

Stanford: Old Union

Stanford: Old Union


Stanford: Old Union

Stanford: Old Union

Stanford: Old Union

Stanford: Old Union


Stanford: Clock and Hoover tower

Stanford: Meier Library

Stanford: Meier Library

Stanford: Green Library


Stanford: Green Library

Stanford: Green Library

Stanford: Meier Library

Stanford


Stanford

Stanford

Stanford

Stanford: Quadrangle


Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle


Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle


Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle


Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle


Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Quadrangle


Stanford: Quadrangle

Stanford: Tresidder

Stanford: Knoll

Stanford: Knoll


Stanford: on Mayfield

HP Garage, where William Hewlett and David Packard started HP (367 Addison Avenue, Palo Alto)


HP Garage

Bill Pentz, the man who proved to Intel that microprocessors could be used to build computers


Packard's hiring contract

Hewlett's hiring contract

Packard in the Stanford lab

Hewlett in the Stanford lab


HP Garage

Fairchild building, the site where Robert Noyce and others co-invented the integrated circuit (844 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto

Fairchild building in Palo Alto

Xerox PARC (3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto)


A meeting at Xerox PARC

Xerox PARC

Xerox PARC

Xerox PARC


SRI Intl (333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park)

SRI Intl

SRI Intl

The Oasis on El Camino Real in Palo Alto, a popular hang-out place for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs


The Oasis on El Camino Real

FTC building, the first Silicon Valley high-tech startup (913 Emerson & Channing, Palo Alto)

FTC building as it was originally, copyright Palo Alto Times

FTC building at 913 Emerson & Channing, Palo Alto

Fischer Labs (1505 Byron St, Palo Alto)


SUNcity on Willow Rd (1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park)

SUNcity on Willow Rd

SUNcity on Willow Rd


SUNcity on Willow Rd

SUNcity on Willow Rd

SUNcity on Willow Rd

SUNcity on Willow Rd


SUNcity on Willow Rd

SUNcity on Willow Rd

SUNcity on Willow Rd

NASA Ames (Moffett Blvd/NASA Parkway, Mountain View)


NASA Ames

NASA Ames


NASA Ames

Google's campus, formerly Silicon Graphics campus (2400 Bayshore Parkway, Mountain View)

Google's campus

Google's campus


Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus


Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus


Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus


Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus

Google's campus


Computer History Museum (1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View)

DEC PDP1 (Computer History Museum)

DEC PDP1 (Computer History Museum)


DEC PDP1 (Computer History Museum)

Babbage's Difference Engine 1 (Computer History Museum)


Babbage's Differential Engine 2 (Computer History Museum)

Babbage's Differential Engine 2 (Computer History Museum)

Babbage's Differential Engine 2 (Computer History Museum)

Babbage (Computer History Museum)


Ken Thompson and Richie (Computer History Museum)

John Atanasoff (Computer History Museum)

Vannevar Bush (Computer History Museum)

Jay Forrester (Computer History Museum)


Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in 1976 (Computer History Museum)

Commodore 64 (Computer History Museum)

Shakey the Robot from SRI (Computer History Museum)

Shakey the Robot from SRI (Computer History Museum)


Robert Everett (Computer History Museum)

Federico Faggin and Ted Hoff (Computer History Museum)

Lee Deforest (Computer History Museum)

Philo Farnsworth (Computer History Museum)


SUN's founders (Computer History Museum)

Stanford's first workstation (Computer History Museum)


Doug Engelbart (Computer History Museum)

Andreeessen and others of Netscape (Computer History Museum)


Robert Noyce (Computer History Museum)

William Shockley (Computer History Museum)


Alan Kay (Computer History Museum)

Bob Metcalfe (Computer History Museum)

Xerox Alto (Computer History Museum)


The Varian brothers (Computer History Museum)

Original Variant building in San Carlos (Computer History Museum)

Jeff Hawkins (Computer History Museum)


IBM 1311 (Computer History Museum)

The hangars at NASA Ames


The hangars at NASA Ames

NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center


NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center


NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center


Netscape's original offices (466 Ellis, Mountain View), in the HP campus

Netscape at 466 Ellis, Mountain View, in the HP campus

Netscape's first building (501 E.Middlefield, Mountain View)

Netscape at 501 E.Middlefield, Mountain View


Yahoo (701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale)

Yahoo

Yahoo


Lockheed Martin at Moffett Field

Cisco campus on Tasman Dr

Cisco campus on Tasman Dr

Cisco campus on Tasman Dr


Cisco campus on Tasman Dr

Cisco campus on Tasman Dr

Former 3Com building on Betsy Ross

Former 3Com building on Betsy Ross


Former Synoptics buildings on Great America Pkwy @ Mission College Blvd

Former Synoptics buildings on Great America Pkwy @ Mission College Blvd

Former Synoptics buildings on Great America Pkwy @ Mission College Blvd

Santa Clara


The historical Intel offices in Santa Clara (1970): 2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara

Intel on Mission College Blvd

Intel on Mission College Blvd


Intel 4004

Intel IN-10 memory board (1972)

Intel 8088

IBM PC of 1981


Robert Noyce

Gordon Moore


Moffett Field

Moffett Field

Moffett Field

Moffett Field


Moffett Field

Steve Jobs' garage


Steve Jobs' garage

Steve Jobs' garage

Steve Jobs' garage

HP Labs


HP Labs

HP Labs

HP Labs

HP Labs


HP Labs

HP Labs

Washington St in San Carlos, where Varian's labs where

Washington St in San Carlos, where Varian's labs where


Washington St in San Carlos, where Varian's labs where

Washington St in San Carlos, where Varian's labs where

Washington St in San Carlos, where Varian's labs where

Oracle


Oracle

Oracle

Oracle

Oracle


Oracle

Oracle

Oracle

Crossroads, Foster City


Salesforce, Foster City

The place where Google was born (232 Santa Margarita)

The place where Excite was born (3958 Sutherland Drive)

The original Intel office (365 East Middlefield Road & Whisman, Mountain View)


Intel's original building

Intel's original building

Apple's Infinity Loop

Apple's Infinity Loop


eBay's campus

IBM Almaden Labs in San Jose

IBM Almaden Labs in San Jose

IBM Almaden Labs in San Jose


IBM's original Western Labs on Notre Dame St

IBM's original Western Labs on Notre Dame St


The site where the old Garden City Bank Building stood (1909), where Charles Herrold established the first radio broadcasting station in the world, southwest corner of First and San Fernando Sts, San Jose

Site of Garden City Bank Building

Site of Garden City Bank Building

Fry's electronic superstore


Stevens Creek Blvd & DeAnza Blvd in Cupertino, the "Crossroads"

The site of the Olivetti Advanced Technology Centers, one of the first outposts of European manufacturers: 10430 DeAnza Blvd, Cupertino

The site of the Olivetti Advanced Technology Centers, one of the first outposts of European manufacturers: 10430 DeAnza Blvd, Cupertino

Stevens Creek Blvd & DeAnza Blvd in Cupertino, the "Crossroads"


Stevens Creek Blvd & DeAnza Blvd in Cupertino, the "Crossroads"

Stevens Creek Blvd & DeAnza Blvd in Cupertino, the "Crossroads"

Stevens Creek Blvd & DeAnza Blvd in Cupertino, the "Crossroads"

Stevens Creek Blvd & DeAnza Blvd in Cupertino, the "Crossroads"


Apple's first office (1976): 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Apple's first office (1976): 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Apple's first office (1976): 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Synopsis


Symantec's origina building: 306 Potrero, Sunnyvale

The site of the Byte Store on El Camino in Mountain View

The Byte Shop on El Camino in Mountain View


The site of the first offices of Vmware, 42 Encina Ave, Palo Alto, behind the Town and Country shopping center

SLAC


SLAC

Facebook's original building at 156 University Ave in Palo Alto

Facebook's original building at 156 University Ave in Palo Alto

The building where Teknowledge was


The Varsity theater on University Avenue, Palo Alto

Another center for venture capitalists, Middlefield & University

VMware was founded here, at Coleman Pl in Menlo Park


Philo Farnsworth's laboratory (1927), where television was invented (202 Green Street & Sansome, San Francisco)

Philo Farnsworth's laboratory (1927), where television was invented (202 Green Street & Sansome, San Francisco)

Philo Farnsworth's laboratory (1927), where television was invented (202 Green Street & Sansome, San Francisco)


Cute house near where the Stanford A.I. Lab (SAIL) used to be: 1600 Arastradero Rd (now just stables)

Tesla's factory at 3500 Deer Creek, Palo Alto

Tesla's factory at 3500 Deer Creek, Palo Alto

Tesla's factory at 3500 Deer Creek, Palo Alto


Khosla Ventures: 3000 Sand Hill Road, Building 3, Suite 190, Menlo Park


Khosla Ventures: 3000 Sand Hill Road, Building 3, Suite 190, Menlo Park


Tesla's store: 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Tesla's store: 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park


Affymetrix (1992): 3420 Central Expressway, Santa Clara

Yahoo's original building: 3400 Central Expressway. Santa Clara

Yahoo's original building: 3400 Central Expressway. Santa Clara

Yahoo's original building: 3400 Central Expressway. Santa Clara


Yahoo's original building: 3400 Central Expressway. Santa Clara

Yahoo's original building: 3400 Central Expressway. Santa Clara

Bloom Energy at 1252 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale

Bloom Energy at 1252 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale


Nvidia's campus (2000s): 2701 San Tomas Expy

Nvidia's campus (2000s)

Nvidia's campus (2000s)

Nvidia's campus (2000s)


Bloom Energy at 1252 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale

Complete Genomics at 2071 Stierlin Court, Mountain View

Complete Genomics at 2071 Stierlin Court, Mountain View

Complete Genomics at 2071 Stierlin Court, Mountain View


Complete Genomics at 2071 Stierlin Court, Mountain View

Complete Genomics at 2071 Stierlin Court, Mountain View

Complete Genomics at 2071 Stierlin Court, Mountain View

Actel on Stierlin Court, Mountain View


Xora on Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View

Codexis at 200 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City

Codexis at 200 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City

Codexis at 200 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City


Codexis at 200 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City

The old Ampex sign still standing off 101 near Woodside Rd (Broadway & Douglas St, Redwood City), but the new headquarter was at 934 Charter St. Redwood City

Ampex

Ampex


Old Ampex location, now Midpoint Technology Park in Redwood City

Ferrari in Redwood City, the largest Ferrari dealer in California

Ferrari in Redwood City, the largest Ferrari dealer in California

Ferrari in Redwood City, the largest Ferrari dealer in California


Ferrari in Redwood City, the largest Ferrari dealer in California

The SLAC auditorium where the Homebrew Club used to meet

The SLAC auditorium where the Homebrew Club used to meet


The SLAC auditorium where the Homebrew Club used to meet

The SLAC auditorium where the Homebrew Club used to meet

The SLAC auditorium where the Homebrew Club used to meet

The SLAC auditorium where the Homebrew Club used to meet


Ampex: 934 Charter St, Redwood CIty

Ampex: 934 Charter St, Redwood CIty

Ampex: 934 Charter St, Redwood CIty

Ampex: 934 Charter St, Redwood CIty


Ampex' first building: 1313 Laurel St, San Carlos

Exelixis in South San Francisco

Cytokinetics in South San Francisco

Genentech's campus in South San Francisco


Genentech's campus in South San Francisco

Genentech's campus in South San Francisco

Genentech's campus in South San Francisco


The wall of Genentech's original building in South San Francisco


Genentech's campus in South San Francisco

South San Francisco's industrial area

South San Francisco's industrial area


Actuate

Foster City's Bridgepoint Technology Park


Applied Biosystems in Foster City

Computer Shack in Hayward, one of the first computer stores

Computer Shack in Hayward, one of the first computer stores

Mt Diablo near Walnut Creek


The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek

The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek

The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek

South Hall, UC Berkeley campus


UC Berkeley campus: the place between the Campanile and LeConte Hall (in the picture) where the original radiation laboratory used to be located. Lawrence taught in room 329 of LeConte Hall

Evans Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, where the BSD Unix was developed and "vi" invented

Lawrence Berkeley Labs

Alfred Peet's first coffee shop on the corner of Walnut and Vine Streets in Berkeley


UC Berkeley campus

Lawrence Berkeley Labs

Lawrence Berkeley Labs

Lawrence Berkeley Labs: The 88-Inch Cyclotron of 1962


Lawrence Berkeley Labs with the Bevatron of 1954 in the foreground

Lawrence Berkeley Labs: Advanced Light Source

Lawrence Berkeley Labs: Advanced Light Source


Lawrence Berkeley Labs

LBL museum: the sculpture evokes the 184-Inch Cyclotron of 1946

LBL museum

LBL museum


Berkeley campus and Bay

Berkeley campus and LBL

Berkeley campus, LBL and Bay

Lawrence Berkeley Labs


Glam Media (right building) in Brisbane

Xojet in Brisbane

Hitachi in Brisbane


Hotmail, 1290 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale

Hotmail, 1290 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale

Hotmail, 1290 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale

Hotmail, 1290 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale


Atari, 2962 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara

Atari, 2962 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara

Synaptics on Scott Blvd, Santa Clara

Solyndra, 47700 Kato Road, Fremont


Pioneer Hotel in Woodside

Pioneer Hotel in Woodside

Pioneer Hotel in Woodside

Cofinity/Paypal's first office: 349 University Ave, Palo Alto


Stanford's "Engineering Corner" (1902)

Solyndra, 47700 Kato Road, Fremont

165 University Avenue, Palo Alto, that was both Google's first office and Paypal's second office

165 University Avenue, Palo Alto


Solyndra

Solyndra

Solyndra

Marvel in Santa Clara


Marvel in Santa Clara

Marvel in Santa Clara

Stanford: Ginzton Lab (laser research)

Stanford University


Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University


Building 50 in the Stanford quadrangle where the Physics Dept was located in the 1890s

Building 50 in the Stanford quadrangle where the Physics Dept was located in the 1890s, next to the Memorial Church

Cisco's first building: 1525 Obrien building, Menlo Park

Cisco's first building: 1525 Obrien building, Menlo Park


Cisco's first building: 1525 Obrien building, Menlo Park

Cisco's first building: 1525 Obrien building, Menlo Park

The area where the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) used to be, now Portola Pastures: 1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley

The area where the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) used to be, now Portola Pastures: 1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley


The area where the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) used to be, now Portola Pastures: 1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley

Shockley's laboratory: 391 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto

Shockley's laboratory: 391 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto

SUN's first building: 2310 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara


SUN's first building: 2310 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara

SUN's first building: 2310 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara


SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara


SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara


SUN's headquarters in the western campus of the Agnews Development Center: end of Palm Drive, Santa Clara

Netflix's first building: 5617 Scotts Valley Dr #140

Netflix's first building: 5617 Scotts Valley Dr #140


The Palo Alto Research Laboratories of Lockheed Missiles & Space Company (LMSC): 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Research Laboratories of Lockheed Missiles & Space Company (LMSC): 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto


The location of Hewlett-Packard's early offices (1950s): 395 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto (the building at 481 Page Mill Rd mentioned on HP's website was just a larger garage, and the very first offices were in a wooden building that doesn't exist anymore)

The location of Hewlett-Packard's early offices (1950s): 395 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

The location of Hewlett-Packard's early offices (1950s): 395 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto


Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley


Silicon Valley

The Omex/Precision Instruments building where Oracle started out as Software Development Laboratories (1977): 2323 Owen Street, Santa Clara

The Omex/Precision Instruments building where Oracle started out as Software Development Laboratories (1977): 2323 Owen Street, Santa Clara


The location of Alza's first office, now Sonsini's office (1940): 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

The location of Alza's first office, now Sonsini's office (1940): 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

The location of Alza's first office, now Sonsini's office (1940): 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

The location of Alza's first office, now Sonsini's office (1940): 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto


The location of Alza's first office, now Sonsini's office (1940): 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

The location of Hewlett-Packard's first office, now just a parking lot before this building (1940): 481 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

The location of Hewlett-Packard's first office, now just a parking lot before this building (1940): 481 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

Four Phase Systems started out in a former dentist's office (1969): 991 Commercial St, Palo Alto


Four Phase Systems started out in a former dentist's office (1969): 991 Commercial St, Palo Alto

Four Phase Systems started out in a former dentist's office (1969): 991 Commercial St, Palo Alto

Four Phase Systems started out in a former dentist's office (1969): 991 Commercial St, Palo Alto

Four Phase Systems' first offices (1970): 10420 North Tantau Drive, Cupertino


The "white house" of Advanced Micro Devices: 1 AMD Place, Sunnyvale (western end of Duane Ave)

The "white house" of Advanced Micro Devices: 1 AMD Place, Sunnyvale (western end of Duane Ave)


Halted/HSC Electronics superstore (1963): 3500 Ryder St, Santa Clara

Halted/HSC Electronics superstore (1963): 3500 Ryder St, Santa Clara

Engelbart's laboratory at the SRI used to be in Building E at the second floor at the north end overlooking Ravenswood

Engelbart's laboratory at the SRI used to be in Building E at the second floor at the north end overlooking Ravenswood


Engelbart's laboratory at the SRI used to be in Building E at the second floor at the north end overlooking Ravenswood

Cisco's first office, Bosack's home: 199 Oak Grove Avenue in Atherton

Cisco's first office, Bosack's home: 199 Oak Grove Avenue in Atherton


Electronic Arts' original building (1982): 1450 Fashion Island Blvd, San Mateo

Electronic Arts' original building (1982): 1450 Fashion Island Blvd, San Mateo

Electronic Arts' campus: 250 Shoreline Dr, Redwood City

Electronic Arts' campus: 250 Shoreline Dr, Redwood City


Electronic Arts' campus: 250 Shoreline Dr, Redwood City

The original location of Xerox PARC (1970): 3180 Porter Dr, Palo Alto

YouTube: 71 E 3rd Ave, Second Floor, San Mateo

Wikipedia's screenshot (2010)


Saba's prototype

Saba's prototype

Saba's prototype

Saba's prototype


Craigslist (1995): 1381 9th Ave, San Francisco

Craigslist

Letterman Center in the Presidio

Letterman Center


Twitter (2006): 795 Folsom, San Francisco

Twitter's screenshot

PayPal's screenshot

Facebook: 1050 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto


Facebook: 1050 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto

Facebook: 1050 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto

OnLive: 181 Lytton St, Palo Alto

OnLive: 181 Lytton St, Palo Alto


Amazon's Lab 126 (2004): 20450 Stevens Creek Blvd & DeAnza, Cupertino

Peter Norvig of Google lecturing at Singularity University

Peter Norvig of Google lecturing at Singularity University

Google's self-driving car

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