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Bradley Peniston

Bradley Peniston is deputy editor of Defense One, a publication of Atlantic Media. He has written two books about the U.S. Navy. He also launched Pecha Kucha Night Philadelphia. Find him at navybook.com.

170 Years In The Making: Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor In West Philly

170 Years In The Making: Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor In West Philly

September 8, 2015  |  Buzz

Follow the history of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in this video by Brad Peniston > more

The Monument Men

The Monument Men

July 9, 2014  |  Vantage

As the Bartram's Mile phase of the Schuylkill Banks development inches closer, the fate of the Newkirk Viaduct Monument remains unclear. Brad Peniston revisits the 176-year-old obelisk to learn more about the people inscribed on its base—and why they're important to remember > more

What's In A Name: Clark Park

What’s In A Name: Clark Park

January 16, 2014  |  Vantage

For years, Clark Park has been the recreational (and in some ways cultural) heart of West Philly. It makes sense, as Bradley Peniston finds, that its namesake Clarence Clark had such a role in what would become the West Philly we know today > more

Who Moved The Newkirk Viaduct Monument?

Who Moved The Newkirk Viaduct Monument?

March 13, 2013  |  Vantage

A major monument from the man who designed Girard College and the dome of the US Capitol stands jammed against the railroad tracks under a bridge in Southwest Philly. Brad Peniston wants to know why it's not somewhere more noticeable > more

A Short History Of A Short Street

A Short History Of A Short Street

February 27, 2013  |  Vantage

Just about every building and block is a lens on history. Here's South St. Bernard Street in West Philly and an historical narrative told through the maps and other resources available on-line > more