The Besse System Building is an old structure even though the facade is new. It is at 292-300 High Street. The alley side of the building once had a stained glass window.
In 1918 it is being called the Besse Mills Company.
Sanborn map analysis:
Sanborn 1884 map shows an empty lot
Sanborn 1889 map shows three 1 story buildings on that lot
Sanborn 1895 map shows one 1 story building only
Sanborn 1915 map shows a three floor building there
Sanborn 1949 map shows the same
Sanborn 1956 map shows the same