Update: Woodside Town Council reaches tentative agreement on Jackling house Woodside, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jun 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm
The Woodside Town Council on a 5-2 vote Tuesday night granted a conditional demolition permit to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to tear down the Jackling house. The condition is that Mr. Jobs and Palo Alto venture capitalist Gordon Smythe sign a contract allowing Mr. Smythe to deconstruct historically significant parts of the house with the intention of using them to rebuild the house at a yet-to-be determined site.
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Posted by R.GORDON, a resident of another community, on Jun 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm R.GORDON is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
Mr. Jobs acted like a complete gentleman. I wish I could say the same for the preservationists.
I have dealt with them before in Santa Fe, N.M. where we are talking about structures from the 15th C., but the ladies were always the same except had a lot more background on what was important and they were younger, more literate, and not nouveau riche people with nothing to do but make waves. This entire episode with the Jackling house has friends there amused ever since I began forwarding the continuing saga from THE ALMANAC and a rather prominent personality made a comment as to why she could never live in Califonia again when there is just so much waste and silliness where the money could have been used to do so many worthwhile things. I agree.