There are replacement window installations and then there are really strange replacement window installations. The center house of three contiguous row houses has had some rather uncommon surgery on its two primary windows in order to accommodate the installation of an under-scaled bow window. Removal of 2/3 of a structural brick pier between the windows necessitated the installation of a beam to support the remaining 1/3. The new window unit (bright white, no less) was then installed beneath the beam. I can’t help but wonder what this window looks like from the interior.
Equally strange is the fact that the severed top portions of the original wood sash have been kept in place – they now serve as de facto transom sash although they do not operate or relate at all to the three new windows below. Thanks to Chad for sharing this very special example!