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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 5

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 5

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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A- MULKEY'S DISPLAYS 15 FURNISHED MODEL' ROOMS OAKLAND TRIBUNE, vSJNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1935 HOME FURNISHING INSPIRATION DUALITY Historic Hall Becomes Modern Furniture Store STANDARD KEPT Washington the great curtain swung over the A generation, ago, Hall at 607 East Twelfth Street, Payments as Low as Monthly Vaughn D. Mulkey came to the West 21 years ago with a reputation as an expert mattress renovater and mattress maker. His factory at 607 East Twelfth Street is today known throughout Northern California for the high quality of its workmanship. Equally known today, too, is the furniture business of the company, "We are proud of this inde-1 pendently-owned store, of the quality of our merchandise, of the fact proscenium; rooms backstage that once housed stars of many a grand production, are rosy with "period" furnishings; the balcony overlooking the great dance floor Is a home for delightful breakfast sets and other items. a In so delightful a setting, fine furnishings seem to give an added beauty.

Visitors to Mulkey's are fascinated by the fine old building, the lovely furniture, and the delightful vistas through archway after archway, as they wander at will through the 15 beautiful model rooms. The year that has elapsed has seen the "accomplishment of the dream of the founder of the firm-to make Mulkey's a lovely home for its stock of quality furnishings at the most reasonable of prices, and on the best of terms. I ijp I Liberal trade-in allowance on your old refrigerator or ice box that our employees for the most part started with us and are still with us, of our low prices, our excellent terms of payment, and of the sort of service we aim to give our friends," Mulkey said today. iVew Str6amline Beauty. Up-to-date fey styling top to bottom.

i Hermetically-sealed y--i Mechanism. Never needs oiling or attention. i Eject-o-Cube Ice Tray. Fast-freezing. Removes cubes instantly, a "We have always felt that this HousewarmingHeldto Celebrate Anniversary Handy Tray on door, Convenient for serving store is run by the customers rather than by the management.

Our aim has always been to meet the needs of the people rather than to try to tell them what they need. "Our employees have grown up' with the business. Antone Castro, one of our expert mattress makers, joined us the day after the business wasppened; Melvin Lewis, foreman ofrne mattress factory, literally came to us in knee pants; Fred Gro-berg, Ralph Sanders, Mrs. Carolyn Christman are old-timers on the sales force; Miss Margaret Dillon, office manager, has been with us for years. Mrs.

Angeline Moriera is in charge of the sewing room. We feel that the spirit of service is thor i was one of early Oakland's most famous social centers. Today, where once Oakland's elite danced the valse or the cotillon, there is established at historic Washington Hall one of the finest I furniture stores on the Pacific Coasir-the Mulkey Furniture and Mattress Company. The business was founded 16 years ago by Vaughn D. Mulkey, the present proprietor, as a mattress manufacturing house.

The original business occupied on small 16-foot-frontage store in the famed building. The one window was of the old dwellinghouse type; the store was dimly" lighted by gas- jets. But Vaughn Mulkey knew how to make good mattresses, and East-bay residents speedily grew to recognize the fact that there was nothing better on the market than a Mulkey mattress. People came from all over Northern California to buy Mulkey mattresses; often, they regretted that there was not an equally good line of Mulkey furniture that they could buy. ADDS FURNITURE Eight years Vaughn Mulkey decided to give his customers what they wanted home furnishings that should be of as sterling quality as Mulkey mattresses; furniture that was the best that money could buy sold at prices that gave the customer the advantage of shopping at a store that though outside the high-rent area, was nevertheless only seven blocks east of the Oakland Auditorium on" East Twelfth Street The original store spread from room to room of the historic Washington Hall, as department after department was added to the fast-growing business.

i I A year ago Mulkey took over the entire building two floors and balcony; 100 feet of frontage on East Twelfth Street, all in plate-glass windows; 140 feet of depth. Here, everything for the home may be purchased at attractive prices and on easy FHA terms where desired, with the assurance that every item is of he highest pos- sible quality obtainable. ROOMS TRANSFORMED The once famed auditorium, where in an earlier day the fashionables of the Eastbay made TYiwrv. is now t.h main shnwrnnm and arranging foods. fs Revolving Shelf.

fm Everything within easy reach- Adds useful space. JUJL separate rooms, leaving an extensive floor space and many fascinating small rooms for the furniture displays, among which is the complete home done in Carmel Coast furniture, delightful blending of the designs of yesterday with the modern conveniences of today. Visitors are cordially welcomed at the store, where they may browse at will among the many delights displayed for their pleasure. The store is open each Thursday evening from 7:15 to 9 p. m.

for the convenience of those unable to call during the day, and other evening visits may be made by appointment. 1 Tripte-Storate Com-partment. Vegetables, fruits, dairy products. oughly imbued in every member of till our staff." Fifteen completely furnished rooms, each illustrating varying modes Priced as low as $139.50 Install a Westinghouse Electric Refrigerator now while the low payment terms are available. The savings on your household budget will more than make the payments.

Apartment models jfrom $89.50, including 5-year protection plan. of all that is best and newest in home furnishing, may now be inspected at Mulkey's, 607 East Twelfth Street. Upper picture shows the 1 OO-foot frontage of this fine store lower shows a portion of one of the "period" rooms, done in the new Carmel Coast style, with (inset), Vaughn D. Mulkey, founder and proprietor' of the business. Store phoios by M.

L. Cohen. fine The Mulkey Furniture and Mattress Company at 607 East Twelfth Street this month celebrates its anniversary of the occupation of the entire two floors and balcony of the historic old Washington Hall at the above address, as a modern furniture, store offering complete service to the home. A year ago, Vaughn D. Mulkey, for 16 years in business at his present location, completed plans to take over the entire building, giving him one of the finest and most spacious furniture stores on the Pacific Coast.

A comprehensive program of improvement, modernization and re-decoration, commenced then, has just been concluded today, and the store is celebrating the event with a "house wanning" that is planned to bring thousands of interested visitors to that home of fine furniture. OUTSIDE HIGH-RENT AREA TBe store, though outside the high-rent area, is only seven blocks east of the Oakland Auditorium, on East Twelfth Street, and it well repays the time taken in a visit. Here, behind 100 feet of plate-glass windows, are 15 rooms'Bbf 'modfc'rrt and period furniture, home appliances, and every item required in the home, not to mention the famed Mulkey mattresses, made right on the premises in a factory now 18 years old. SEPARATE ROOMS The bedding, home appliance and othet departments are housed in 0 1 'Kmaiatmq SERVICE Quauudeed of the Oakland Auditorium on East I Twelfth Street. 2- growing consistently, through good year and bad.

The firm operates a large, completely stocked home furnishing establishment in East Oakland, outside the high rent area, yet so close in that it is only 'seven blocks east This fine, friendly furniture house also includes in the same building its own mattress factory, where mattresses are made and sold direct CL.369I- Mulkey's, a mattress and bedding fimiwsof (long standing, has been from factory to home. at Mulkey's; the huge hail, without a single pillar to mar the sweep of its lengthy walls and spacious BJ i -2SE2 iwi, ib a xaiijriauu vi line xur- niture and soft-shaded lamps; magnificent carpets hang-where once 3 wimmmmmiimm I I JI I rfe i 9 II f1 h''-' Wfa fS iv i ex "oy COOKS your fool.HEATS your home The New TABLE TOP GAS RANGE 'with the built-in 'GAS Circulating Heater m. ZffLA BOVE is a picture of one of the fifteen beautiful display rooms "Slumber-Wings" are our own patented spring-filled MATTRESSES. On this most modern of all gas stoves your kitchen heater is a constant source of joy. instead of a constant source of work.

It means no wood, no coal, no ashes, no soot, no grimy walls or ceilings, no' waiting. At a turn of a valve you get art instant flood of clean, healthful, circulating heat in kitchen and breakfast room. And that is but one of manyXpatenfed, exclusive features of this beautiful, modern Spark. vBy all means see the Spark before you buy ANY. stove.

Nothing Down 3 Years to Pay of HOME FURNISHINGS at MULKEY'S Friendly FURNITURE and. Comfort! We continue to re-make Mat STORE. Many will tell you that they thought Mulkey's ''Just tresses, too. job fully guaranteed. day service, of course, made MATTRESSES" Well we do make mattresses.

some of our enthusiastic customers will tell you that UNLESS YOU HAVE VISITED XUjLKEY'S FRIENDLY FURNITURE STORE and noted what a fine big furniture store they have OU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING YET! MlTT UTTV'q a8' ree': Where you can shop to your heart's content. a salesperson, if you are wel- IVlULh.hl i wf fit, AvAima come. No parking problems here either. all day. you like.

Phones: GL-3691 GL-3692 GL-3693 V..

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