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.
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
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
With the ghosts of Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle haunting Trump and Clinton, Harry K recalls another polarizing, pivotal election > more
Harry K. takes us under the big top on Callowhill Street where acrobats, elephants, and clowns once charmed city crowds > more
Long before chicken and waffles took hip restaurant menus by storm Philadelphia was famous for the meal's precursor, catfish and waffles, served at inns and taverns on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek and the Schuylkill River. Harry K. sets the table and serves us up a heaping plate of local culinary history > more