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  • Deane Keller (1901 - 1992)
    Keller (December 14, 1901–April 12, 1992) was an American artist, academic, soldier, art restorer and preservationist. He taught for forty years at Yale University's School of Fine Arts and during Worl...
  • Amanda Cartwright Taylor (1879 - 1977)
    Amanda Cartwright Taylor, historical preservationist, second of ten children of Mary Cynthia (Davenport) and Matthew Cartwright, was born on March 21, 1879, at Terrell, Texas. She was a descendant of J...
  • Arthur Pope Watson, Jr. (deceased)
    Arthur Pope Watson, Jr. was a well-known interior designer in Austin, Texas. Arthur Pope Watson, Jr., grandson of A.O. Watson and the great-nephew of the Popes, conducted his decorating business in t...
  • Annie Lee Warren Roberts (1895 - 1990)
    Annie Lee Warren Roberts, philanthropist and historical preservationist, was born in Terrell, Texas, in 1895, the only child of Annie (Cartwright) and state Senator Robert Lee Warren. Following graduat...
  • Mary Moody Northen (1892 - 1986)
    Mary Elizabeth Moody Northen, philanthropist, was born on February 10, 1892, the eldest child of Libbie Rice (Shearn) and William L. Moody, Jr. A frail, shy girl, she was privately tutored in Galveston...

Preservationist is generally understood to mean historic preservationist: one who advocates to preserve architecturally or historically significant buildings, structures, objects or sites from demolition or degradation. Historic preservation usually refers to the preservation of the built environment, not to preservation of, for instance, primeval forests or wilderness.

Notable historic preservationists