Author Archive

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.

Flash of Discovery

Flash of Discovery

November 14, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The remarkable (though sad) story of St. John's Lutheran Church, its cemetery, and the surrounding homes and streets before the Ben Franklin Bridge > more

Invisible NoLibs

Invisible NoLibs

November 9, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

One building on 3rd Street--"flash drinking house," theater, temperance house, piano factory, clubhouse, repair shop--180 years and countless dreams > more

High Street Hope

High Street Hope

October 25, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Can a new restaurant at Front and Market measure up to its storied predecessors? > more

Scots Cozy Up To Irish

Scots Cozy Up To Irish

October 19, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Scottish memorial sculpture joins Front Street monument row > more

Fire on Water(front)

Fire on Water(front)

October 7, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The Great Conflagration of 1850—a disaster fought with water and technology > more