Harry Kyriakodis, author of Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront (2011) and Northern Liberties: The Story of a Philadelphia River Ward (2012), 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 2000 titles new and old.
The stretch of Camac Street between Walnut and Locust is quaint and then some. Harry K explores the history of this one-of-a-kind thoroughfare > more
Harry K's beloved riverfront has two sides, don't ya know. And once upon a time, in the mid-19th Century, a church boat—an actual church, built on a seafaring vessel—trawled both sides of it, before being moved to firm ground in Camden. This Harry K Encyclopedia entry examines the legendary Floating Church of the Redeemer > more
Harry K gives us a review of ice skating in Philadelphia, a city that was an early center of skating in America, possibly because Quaker leaders approved of this ostensibly frivolous activity > more
Harry K. rides the wavelengths of Philadelphia's history with antennae, and along the way encounters what must have been a terrible headache for William Penn > more
The first pieces of the massive basaltic columns of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway to come to the U.S. probably were sent for the Centennial World's Fair. More were shipped and installed in Fairmount Park in 1907. Harry K wants to know where they ended up and why the fate of these unusual monuments is unknown > more