Is Steve Jobs A Teardown Terror?

Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar, wants to tear down a 1926 house that preservationists say has historic value.
July 17, 2004, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In what could become America's highest-profile tear-down, Mr. Jobs, the Apple and Pixar chief executive, is seeking this town's permission to hit the delete button on the 1926 Daniel C. Jackling estate, a moldering manse designed by George Washington Smith, the architect who created the look of Montecito and Santa Barbara in the 1920's."

Preservationists have deemed the house historic, an important example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, one that currently stands empty and derelict at the end of a stone-lined cul-de-sac. Mr. Jobs, however, can't abide the place. He recently described it publicly as 'one of the biggest abominations of a house I've ever seen.'"

Thanks to Becky Bradley

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Published on Thursday, July 15, 2004 in The New York Times
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