3. Throwback Thursday: When Murphy Made The Murphy Bed
Believe it or not, San Francisco also had a housing shortage at the end of the 19th century. At the time, William Lawrence Murphy was living in a space-limited one-room apartment in the city. Because the times didn’t permit a woman to enter a single gentleman’s bedroom, Murphy reportedly folded his bed into his closet so that he could entertain his future wife in what could be considered a parlor.
Murphy would go onto design and patent his Murphy In-A-Dor bed in 1911, and through the 1920s, newspaper advertisements used the Murphy bed as a selling point. Even though he didn't create the first folding bed, Murphy’s name and design remain synonymous with the innovation today. - SFIST
Do you regularly use a Murphy bed in your current San Francisco living arrangement?