My father worked in that building for many years and you data is incorrect. It was built for Flint and Walling Mfg. Company.This company was headquartered in Kendallville, In.
Dad has a catalog from that company he found while working there. At one time the made electric cars in that building the owners of Newport Florists had one at one time. On the third floor on the south west wall there was a record of temps. and snowfall for many many years. Just thought I would add some info for you.