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. walks us through the origins of the mothballed "Art Museum Station," now being renovated at the PMA, and one man's visionary plan for mass transit in Philly that never came to be > more
At Indiana and Thompson, a catering facility keeps spirits high inside a church that was built in 1893 > more
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