Definition of preservationist
: one who advocates preservation (as of a biological species or a historical landmark)
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For Colver and the preservationists, the college has a lot of religious significance.
When plans emerged earlier this year for a massive new state office tower at the corner of Seventh and O streets in downtown Sacramento, local preservationists sounded the alarm.
The preservationists were able to raise another $275,000 from five donors, Benard said.
Preservationists won out, though, and now a group of local volunteers have even gone so far as to hire experts in Hazmat suits to clean years' worth of animal and bird feces out of the building.
That medical function is the one preservationists showcase today.
While preservationists say the area is ideal for growing winter vegetables, home buyers have also been drawn to the prime location between Interstate 95 and Florida’s Turnpike.
Engineers and preservationists considered several options, including allowing the tomb to be flooded, or constructing a concrete bunker around it, reachable by a two-mile underwater tunnel complete with a light rail system.
When the first big, regional, enclosed malls start to become obsolete, the historic preservationists stampede to their rescue.
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: someone who works to preserve something (such as a building or an area of land)
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