The Jim Crook Building is located behind the Marie Boe building on the eastern side of the Fairgrounds. At 600 square feet, this building offers a small meeting space for small groups. Its the perfect place for small workshops or classes. Who is Jim Crook? Jim Crook was a San Juan Island settler and inventor, who among many things made his own carding machine to process wool. The Jim Crook Building was built to display Jim's carding machine and other inventions, which now reside at the San Juan Historical Museum.