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.

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

Abolitionist of Society Hill

Abolitionist of Society Hill

October 5, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Before there was Robert Purvis and Frederick Douglass, at Front and Lombard, James Forten envisioned an integrated society > more

Poor Little Willow Street

Poor Little Willow Street

October 3, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Willow Street: the curious curvaceous chronicle of Cohoquinoque Creek > more

Washington's Monumental Secret

Washington’s Monumental Secret

September 29, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The tip of Washington Monument was made in Philadelphia, by the avant-garde William Frishmuth > more

Where Are My Mermaids and Horses?

Where Are My Mermaids and Horses?

September 22, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

A writer's lament for the lost public art of Delaware Avenue > more