Stripping off the roof on the Valley View Farm Barn, San Juan Island.
Preservation of historic barns involves several subjects.
- Registration: The Washington Heritage Barn Register is the official state list of barns recognized as historic.
- Guidelines and Standards: There are several guidelines and standards for preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring a historic barn or associated farm building.
- Technical Information: Check out the many sources of technical information on preserving historic barns.
- Funds for Rehabilitation: And then there’s paying for it! Read about Washington State’s program for matching funds for barn rehabilitation.