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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.

Washington's Monumental Secret

Washington’s Monumental Secret

September 29, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The tip of Washington Monument was made in Philadelphia, by the avant-garde William Frishmuth > more

Where Are My Mermaids and Horses?

Where Are My Mermaids and Horses?

September 22, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

A writer's lament for the lost public art of Delaware Avenue > more

Southwark Meets the World

Southwark Meets the World

September 19, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The 1915 "Southwark Group" finger piers at Christian Street were the city's busiest > more

Hero Of The Waterfront

Hero Of The Waterfront

September 6, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe's new home once revolutionized fire fighting in America > more

It's What's For Dinner

It’s What’s For Dinner

July 31, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

First US cattle drive crossed the Delaware on the way to Valley Forge from Harry K's Philadelphia Encyclopedia During the harsh winter of 1777-1778, General Washington > more