20 Schuylkill River Scene

May 29, 2013 | by Harry Kyriakodis

City Hall Tower and the dome of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul are visible in the background of this early postcard, which shows the Schuylkill River’s east bank just a bit south of the site of Paine’s Park.

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.

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