Isaac Koon’s sugar refinery, located on the southeast corner of Willow and Fifth Streets, later the site of the Betz Brewery. This lithograph is from the 1840s. Library Company of Philadelphia.
Sugar RefineryJune 10, 2012 | by Harry Kyriakodis
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.