These two images show the same building on Bishopton Lane at two different times, one of the shots was taken from the area of the Railway Station, the other from the High Street end. I am unable to tell which is the earlier of the two but am leaning toward the shot from the Railway Station.
The people are clothed in a similar fashion, there are gas lamps in both pictures and no sign of motor vehicles in either. It may be possible to date when the change of use came about in trade directories or other documents. If anybody can date it please send a comment.
Images courtesy of Bruce Coleman.