John F. Betz & Sons Brewery

June 10, 2012 | by Harry Kyriakodis

The Betz Brewery, between Callowhill and Willow, facing Crown Street. The Concordia Theater (formerly the City Museum) appears as part of the brewery and is the smaller, plainer structure on the far left. From Philadelphia and Popular Philadelphians (1891).

About the Author

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.

One Comment:

  1. EKessler says:

    Harry Kyriakodis, I have an image re interior of Betz Brewery/ tavern..
    handed down from family an image of my Great grandfather a driver for Betz, standing in front of-at the bar Betz tavern about 1897 If you would please send another e-mail address, to receive same, gratis. Best.. er BETZ Wishes..

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