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October 2016: GRISWOLD BARN

Along with changes in Fall foliage and the bringing in of the harvest, October offers the opportunity to reflect on the wonderful restorations of some old island barns.  The Griswold Barn on Blind Bay, Shaw Island, is a great example: originally built for dairy operations, the structure has been carefully restored, with reinforced foundations and new flooring, roofing, … Continue reading

Barn of the Month


We welcome the addition of the Wilson-Kring Farm Barn on Lopez Island to the Washington State Heritage Barn Register!  John Wilson, who came to Lopez from Michigan in 1892, had a 80-acre dairy farm with his father-in-law, George Boulton.  Gerhart and Frances (Gallanger) Kring later farmed the property.  Although the farm was primarily dairy-based, the barn was … Continue reading