30 Great Central Sanitary-1

February 25, 2013 | by Harry Kyriakodis

This print shows the temporary buildings erected on Logan Square in 1864 for the Great Central Sanitary Fair of Philadelphia. The fairgrounds covered Logan Square in its entirety. The Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul (left) and Wills Eye Hospital (right) are in the background. (Library of Congress.)

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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