Definition of preservationist
: one who advocates preservation (as of a biological species or a historical landmark)
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Concern among preservationists about the council's record of overturning decisions by the Historic District Landmarks Commission has been mounting for more than a year.
Preservationists worried about keeping U.S. colonial history above water have scheduled a conference in Annapolis.
That’s when preservationists mobilized, writing letters, showing up at board meetings, trying to convince the commissioners the barn was worth saving.
Buy Photo In a victory for preservationists, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities cannot sell public parkland or allow developers to use public land for private easements without court approval and public participation.
But to preservationists like Mr. Grunewald, the look is all the more important because the Great Lawn is one of the most visible places in the park, a huge green blanket — 13 acres of Kentucky bluegrass.
The appeal, filed by residents living near the project and local historic preservationists, contends that the project’s current modern exterior and large size is incompatible with surrounding historic homes.
Developers, city officials and preservationists throughout Alabama are sounding an alarm about the future of downtown reinvestments if the Legislature doesn't approve a seven-year extension of the tax credit program.
For Colver and the preservationists, the college has a lot of religious significance.
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: someone who works to preserve something (such as a building or an area of land)
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