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Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront

by Harry Kyriakodis

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A detailed but concise look at all of the history casually lost or brutally plowed under along the riverfront in Philadelphia. The only thing lacking is a few comparison maps that would aid in visualization of the changes through the years. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
A fascinating history of Philadelphia's waterfront from the mid1600's to 2011.
It is generally organized geographically from Spring Garden to Washington.
Good for anyone interested in Philadelphia history. ( )
  snash | Dec 12, 2013 |
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The wharves and docks of William Penn's city that helped build a nation are gone, lost to the onslaught of over 300 years of development. Yet the bygone streets and piers of Philadelphia's central waterfront were once part of the greatest trade center in the American colonies. Local historian Harry Kyriakodis chronicles the history of the city's original port district from Quaker settlers who first lived in caves along the Delaware and the devastating yellow fever epidemic of 1793 to its heyday as a maritime center and then the twentieth century that saw much of the historic riverfront razed. Join Kyriakodis as he strolls Front Street, Delaware Avenue, and Penn's Landing to rediscover the story of Philadelphia's lost waterfront.… (more)

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