This Website

Historic Barns of the San Juan Islands is made possible through the generous funding of several public and non-profit groups as well as a lot of Friends of Old Island Barns!  We wish to acknowledge and thank:

  • San Juan County, with grants from their Historic Preservation Fund for a San Juan County Historic Barn Survey (2008) and starting up this website, the Historic Barns of the San Juan Islands (2013)
  • San Juan Island Community Foundation for a grant to complete the recording of historic barns on San Juan Island (2010)
  • Washington Trust for Historic Preservation for administrative support for our activities
  • Numerous individual donations, ranging from $10 to $5,000!

So, who are “we”?

Boyd C Pratt

Boyd C. Pratt did most of the survey of the historic barns of the San Juan Islands (2008-ongoing) and is the main editor of this website.  He is a man who is passionate about all things barns, particularly those found in the farmyards of our islands!




Memorial Park Tour Closeup BWSandy Strehlou is co-founder of the 100 Friends of Old Island Barns and the historic preservation coordinator for the Town of Friday Harbor.

Prior to moving to the San Juans, she led a successful grassroots campaign in Oakland, CA that raised $10 million dollars to save a 100+-year-old former orphanage turned community art studio.  Soon after moving to San Juan Island she watched a neighbor’s historic barn burn to the ground in an accidental fire. These two experiences convinced her that a small, but dedicated, county-wide barn preservation organization could make the difference between saving or losing these iconic structures one by one. She brings to the 100 Friends experience as a community organizer, fundraiser, newsletter and social media manager, and all-around multi-purpose idea girl.


100FriendsBarns_SquareLogo1Shaun Hubbard designed these marvelous logos for the 100 Friends and helped set the ‘look’ of the website.  Pretty cool, huh?