Brookline, May 2014

pediment

column and pediment on beacon street, brookline  (sonya kovacic)

column and pediment on beacon street, brookline (sonya kovacic)

pediment (ˈpe-də-mənt) noun: the triangular upper part of the front of a building in classical style, typically surmounting a portico of columns


Only in Boston will you find a pediment — inspired by a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes — igniting controversy.