Joe this was a fire station.
Or it was until at least 1957.
Its thought its demise was the new one in Birkenhead (Charing Cross).
In its day this "Was" the Main Fire Station for Birkenhead and
It also doubled as a First aid place?
If you had a cut or a fall back then (1957) you would call in to
the fire station for first aid. Back then an Ambulance was very rare. So anyone with an injury would hobble along to the station and if it needed more attention, would take you either;
in the Fire Engine, or a Red Van or something else i cant remember what, but anyway, if you were a child you would be
taken to Birkenhead Children's Hospital off Woodchurch Rd.
The information is from my super sleuth Mr Burgess,
who has to put up with me asking all the questions lol..
So yep it was a Fire Station and a Main on at that