Prayer For Philadelphia

September 6, 2012 | by Harry Kyriakodis

William Penn’s “Prayer For Philadelphia,” a plaque at City Hall.

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.


  1. Barry B. Beall says:

    Exactly where at City Hall is this plaque located? I would like to go see it!

    1. Barry,
      As I recall, it is in City Hall Courtyard, by the western entrance…

  2. Barry B. Beall says:

    Ahh. In or near the western entrance. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Ralph Weitz says:

    Eastern entrance- i take tour groups by it and have them read it.

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