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North Central Temple Historic District

President’s Message and Welcome 

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to our members, volunteers, and sponsors for all you have contributed in the process of establishing a well-developed, active, and thriving HPLT organization. More than half our members serve on committees, the board, as street captains, and as activity hosts. The HPLT/North Central Historic District is successful because it is run by the majority of its members. Hats off to all!

On a personal note, it has been my great pleasure to serve as your president for the past four years. With the help of many, we have accomplished most of the goals we targeted when starting out, and Mickey and I have made many, many new friends who are so worth knowing. We thank each of you for the opportunities we were given and wish the North Central Temple Historic District and all Temple Historic Districts, now and in the future, much success in providing residents a place to Love Where You Live! Good Luck to the new board, the committees, street captains, and all other volunteers who contribute to our great way of life.
Alyce Bartley/Past President

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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and, by becoming a member and receiving our emails and newsletters! Anyone can join by visiting our About Us page on this website! So, if you care about historic preservation in the city of Temple, please visit us at

 Forty years ago, approximately 350 individuals from throughout Temple joined with the City of Temple 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! 

Todd Denton, President, Historic Preservation League of Temple

Historic Preservation League of Temple Board of Directors 20201/2022

Dow Fogleman, Todd Denton, Kathy Denton, William Plaster, Jody Longino, Debbie Evans, Michael Norman


Congratulations to our May Yard of the Month winners!

Way to go, Shannon and Norm!

820 N 13th

The next Yard of the Month/Best Landscape will be awarded in Mid June and following right after is our DECORATED Yard of the Month for 4th of July! Friendly reminder-the Health, Safety, and Beautification Committee will award the YOTM honor based solely on the published guidelines on our Get Involved page. 

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


News and Upcoming Events

Night at the Museum!

A new community engagement series premiers April 13th at the Czech Heritage Museum located at 19 West French Avenue in Temple and will continue on the second Thursday of each month through August. The event will run from 5:00pm to 7:30pm and is free to the public!


Up Next!

Let’s Celebrate our Independence on the 4th of July.

Stay tuned for additional details here and on our other media platforms as listed in Column I.

Can’t wait to see you all and catch up with all that’s going on in the neighborhood!

Click Below to Join!


Year-round fun, education, and

togetherness in the HPLT!

 Oktoberfest/ National Night Out/Annual Meeting


Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

 Christmas Cookie Exchange!


Christmas Hayride & Caroling!