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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 Smart Cookie: When Keebler Called Philly Home

One Smart Cookie: When Keebler Called Philly Home

June 1, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Girl Scout cookies: another city first! Harry K. gives a whirlwind history of America's favorite cake and cracker maker, Philly's own Keebler-Weyl Baking Company > more

Wild In The Streets: Tracking Philly's Coyote Connection

Wild In The Streets: Tracking Philly’s Coyote Connection

April 30, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

After an uptick in coyotes romping around the city last week, Harry K. introduces us to Philadelphia's pioneering naturalist Thomas Say who gave the wild animal its name > more

Ghosts Of The Abandoned Arch Street Subway Line

Ghosts Of The Abandoned Arch Street Subway Line

April 18, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. takes us into the abandoned subway tunnels below Arch Street with the history behind Philly's unfinished plans for a grand underground transit system > more

American Revolution Landmark To Be Auctioned Off At Sheriff Sale

American Revolution Landmark To Be Auctioned Off At Sheriff Sale

April 11, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia, News

Old stone home in Frankford with ties to the Declaration of Independence goes up for auction at a sherif sale in May. Harry K. has the news and history behind this threatened national landmark > more

The Rise & Ruckus Over Bio Pond, Penn's Hidden Urban Oasis

The Rise & Ruckus Over Bio Pond, Penn’s Hidden Urban Oasis

April 2, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. has the backstory on the beginnings of the Bio Pond research garden at Penn and the brouhaha in the 1990s over saving the little slice of tranquility. > more