Mulkey's Furniture (also known as Mulkey Furniture Company and originally Mulkey Mattress Company) was a long-time business at 607 East 12th Street. It was started by Vaughn D. Mulkey in 1919. In later years, the building apparently had a huge chair on the roof to advertise the business. [ need photo ]
"California's Wide-Awake Sleepy House"
Initially the business just made mattresses, but started making and selling all sorts of furniture in 1928. 2 In addition to their main store and factory, in 1927 they also had stores at 638 Grand Avenue and 3320 East 14th Street. 3
The company was in business until at least 1969. Vaughn died in 1972.
Links and References
- Mulkey's Displays 15 Furnished Model Rooms Oakland Tribune September 8, 1935
- Mulkey Adds Furniture Department Oakland Tribune November 28, 1928
- mattress ad Oakland Tribune June 13, 1927
- mattress ad Oakland Tribune March 2, 1948
- furniture ad Oakland Tribune February 2, 1947
- Steady Growth of Mattress Co. Pointed Out Oakland Tribune April 24, 1927
- Vaughn Darwin Mulkey on FindAGrave.com