I'm opening up a closet in our 1958 home.
I believe (I plan to get confirmation from a licensed contractor or engineer) that this is not a load bearing wall considering that the opening runs parallel to the joists in the attic above, the wall is an interior wall for a bedroom behind, and considering the way this was installed (both sides of header not resting on a support).
I'd like to remove the left side of the closet opening to get as close to the exterior wall (masonry) as possible. I plan to keep the 2x4 headers in place just because it will be a whole lot less work for me. I am wondering if I should install a framing bracket of some sort to provide support to the 2x4 headers that will no longer have the 2x4 vertical support.