Temple Historic District
It is an honor to serve on the board of the Historic Preservation League of Temple (HPLT) as have so many dedicated individuals during the past 40 years. Please join us in our efforts to protect the history and heritage of property within the designated boundaries of the oldest residential section of the City of Temple, Texas. Whether from Temple or elsewhere, please like, follow, and recommend our Facebook Page (Historic Preservation League of Temple-HPLT), bookmark this renewed www.templehistoricdistrict.org webpage, and request to receive our emails and reinstated newsletter via our website. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy learning about many of the influential founders of the City of Temple who chose to reside in the area which was eventually designated as the North Central Temple Historic District. We hope you’ll soon plan a drive through the Historic District with educational information in hand to learn more about district homes of significant historical importance. We also want to keep you informed with the details, dates, and times of various activities sponsored by the HPLT.
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!
Dr. S. Alyce Bartley, President, Historic Preservation League of Temple
Because of personal and governmental efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, the HPLT is unable to provide our 2020 Easter Egg Hunt which was again to be hosted by Danny and Rebekah Little. Both Bell County and State of Texas officials issued directives which limit gatherings to no more than ten individuals in one location. We are disappointed in the inconveniences this pandemic has caused for so many, and we extend our best wishes to those individuals who have been seriously impacted by this destructive force. Many of you are checking on and assisting your neighbors, and the HPLT appreciates your continued support for others in need.
On a brighter note, the Littles expressed that they miss seeing each of you this year, and they look forward to hosting the hunt again in 2021!
So, we’ll be doubly ready to “Hop On Down the Bunny Trail” in 2021!!
Same Place; Same Time!
News & Upcoming Events
Submitted by Alyce Bartley
Although the COVID 19 may have caused major revisions in our daily routines, what an opportune time for many of us to enjoy the outdoors with long springtime walks. Everything is budding out, greening up, and regenerating! We’ve enjoyed pleasant visits with our neighbors (from a safe distance) and are thoroughly enjoying the return of warm temperatures.
As we slow down to catch our breaths, this is the perfect time to investigate the City of Temple’s Neighborhood Plan. (See an in-depth explanation archived at the bottom of our About Us page in this website). As most of you know, we are next on the City of Temple’s list of targeted neighborhoods for improvement plans. The city is giving the citizens of Temple’s residential neighborhoods the opportunity to help decide how funds are used regarding infrastructure improvement and various other plans! So, don’t miss your chance to have your voice heard regarding neighborhood improvements. For additional information, contact our city representative Brittany Chopane at email@example.com
Rotary Flag Program
As we continue to grow our organization, please remember it takes us all. If you have not submitted your membership registration, please do so now. Download a membership form from the bottom of our “About Us’ page, complete, and drop in the mail. While you’re there, download one or a few forms for your friends and neighbors! According to our best estimates from past records, the number of households that have joined the organization presently and in previous years is reflected in the chart below.
Because of the dedication of our members and the work performed by our Membership Committee during the past two years, we’re back to the membership level we were a decade ago. Our activities are well anticipated and attended, and our work with the City of Temple during the past year has resulted in a much better understanding of organizational functions among the City of Temple and HPLT stakeholders. Let’s keep building the HPLT and return the organization to its most vibrant and active level of functioning! One hundred members is definitely within sight again…reaching this goal simply requires a handful of members such as yourselves bringing in an additional neighbor to enjoy the benefits of our organization!
We have strength in numbers! Let’s hit 100 this year!