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Harry Kyriakodis

Harry Kyriakodis, author of Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront (2011), Northern Liberties: The Story of a Philadelphia River Ward (2012) and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway (2014), regularly gives walking tours and presentations on unique yet unappreciated parts of the city. A founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, he is a graduate of La Salle University and Temple University School of Law, and was once an officer in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. He has collected what is likely the largest private collection of books about the City of Brotherly Love: over 2700 titles new and old.

Old Church In Port Richmond Parties On

Old Church In Port Richmond Parties On

February 28, 2017  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

At Indiana and Thompson, a catering facility keeps spirits high inside a church that was built in 1893 > more

Dial Up For The Latest Election News

Dial Up For The Latest Election News

February 14, 2017  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. dials up the Evening Telegraph Information Bureau, a pilot communications service in 1905 that provided Keystone Telephone customers with news and information at a moment's notice > more

Live Animal Holiday Tradition Lives On In Old City

Live Animal Holiday Tradition Lives On In Old City

December 20, 2016  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

For the last 43 years a live animal nativity scene has been presented during the holiday season at Old First Reformed Church in Old City. Harry K. takes a walk around the festive display and the nearly 300-year-old congregation at Fourth and Race Streets > more

Fraud Claims,

Fraud Claims, “Rigged” Election In Northern Liberties (1838)

November 4, 2016  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

With the ghosts of Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle haunting Trump and Clinton, Harry K recalls another polarizing, pivotal election > more

Running Away With The Circus At 10th And Callowhill

Running Away With The Circus At 10th And Callowhill

October 20, 2016  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. takes us under the big top on Callowhill Street where acrobats, elephants, and clowns once charmed city crowds > more