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President’s Welcome

theme  I  would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to our members and volunteers for sticking together during these recent, unprecedented pandemic times. Our membership continues to grow, and our neighbors continue to support each other through uncharted territory…that’s what you do when you Love Where You Live! Vaccines and education regarding preventive measures and treatments are now allowing many of us to imagine a light at the end of the tunnel. Our sincere thanks to all for dealing with the necessary social distancing and modified events! Together, we’re making it to the other side!

If you are not yet an HPLT member, please join us in our efforts to protect the history and heritage of the properties located within Temple’s officially designated Historic District.  Stay up with HPLT news and happenings by following us on 

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 Forty years ago, approximately 350 individuals from throughout Temple stepped up to preserve the history and heritage of many of the city’s well-known founders and their neighbors who made their homes in the area of land subsequently dedicated as the North Central Temple Historic District. Although the process of obtaining this designation was lengthy and arduous at both local and state levels, these dedicated individuals persevered until receiving the historic district designation. These founding members of the organization understood and accepted the responsibility to safeguard their historic and cultural heritage which in turn enhances the city’s attractiveness to tourists and visitors, stimulates business/industry, and strengthens the economy of the city (see the About Us page of this website to review important founding documents). The City of Temple is proud of its heritage, and the HPLT is committed to sharing in the efforts to preserve the historical assets located within the North Central Temple Historic District! We’d love to have you join our preservation endeavors!

Alyce Bartley, President, Historic Preservation League of Temple

Historic Preservation League of Temple Board of Directors 2020-2021

Back row-George Luck, Grear Wilson, Dow Fogleman, Archie Moore, Kay Mayfield, Mark Mayfield, Mickey Bartley

Front row-Susan Luck, Alyce Bartley, Felicia Phipps

(Updated 2021-2022 photo coming soon)

The next Yard of the Month/Best Landscape will be awarded in June. Friendly reminder-the Health, Safety, and Beautification Committee will award the YOTM honor based solely on the published guidelines on our Get Involved page. Nominations are no longer requested.

Important YOTM guidelines:

1. You must be a member of the HPLT to win the Yard of the Month.

3. Our Health, Safety, and Beautification Committee members select winners based upon judging guidelines listed on our Get Involved Page.

3. All HPLT members are eligible to participate except for members of the HSB judging team.

See you in the Neighborhood!



News and Upcoming Events

Next up!!!

Our World Famous (or at least Temple, Tx Famous)

Fourth of July Parade!!!

Details to follow on our Facebook, Instagram, Emails, Website Newsletter (see links in column one),and Street Captain flyers! 


And, another fun-filled Historic District Easter Egg Hunt is in the books!


The children scrambled to find colored eggs while the adults assisted and visited with neighbors. An excellent neighborhood activity for all ages! Many thanks to Danny and Rebekah Little for again hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt on their beautiful grounds. See everyone again next year!



Our thanks to Temple Senior Planner Kelly Trietsch Atkinson and the many departments and organizations who planned, prepared, hosted, presented, set up, and later cleaned up at the “Historic Districts and Landmarks” event on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Santa Fe Depot.

A special kudos and many thanks to the City of Temple Planning Department for educating us as to the many gifts we have inherited and how we can use them to our advantage. 👏👏👏

You can find Kelly Atkinson’s power point presentation used in this meeting archived  at the bottom of our About Us page on this website.

Yard of the Month winner!

Kelly Akers – 1110 N. 9th
April Showers Bring May Flowers! 

All District Walkers and Passersby agree…This landscape is so deserving and so exemplifies the hard work, passion, and dedication to beautification by so many residents of the district! Thanks for setting an example, Kelly!





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Year-round fun, education, and

togetherness in the HPLT!

 Oktoberfest/ National Night Out/Annual Meeting


Educational Programs

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

 Christmas Cookie Exchange!

Christmas Hayride & Caroling!

Still plenty to come in 2022! Be watching for announcements related to Yard of the Month, our annual July 4th Parade, a Renovation Themed Block Party, and more! Stay tuned on our media outlets (See column 1) for additional details.