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President’s 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!

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! 

Alyce Bartley, President, Historic Preservation League of Temple

Historic Preservation League of Temple Board of Directors 20201/2022

George Luck, Dow Fogleman, Archie Moore, Kay Mayfield, Mark Mayfield, Todd Denton, Susan Luck, Alyce Bartley, Debbie Evans


The next Yard of the Month/Best Landscape will be awarded in October. 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


You are Cordially Invited!

A special invitation is extended to the Historic Preservation League of Temple (HPLT) from our neighbors at the Czech Heritage Museum

Event: Moravian Glory: Preserving Our Brilliance
Opening Reception
Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center
119 W. French Ave. Temple Texas
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022,   

4:00 to 7:00PM

This traveling exhibit is on loan from the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Grand Rapids, Iowa.

By the end of its Texas tourMoravian Glory will have been in three geographic locations that are each surrounded by large numbers of historically Czech communities — Temple, La Grange, and Dallas. 

The museum is extremely pleased to have Moravian Glory shown in Texas because the world’s largest enclave of Czech immigrant descendants from the Moravia region are inhabitants of Texas. 

Moravian Glory is the story of one Czech woman’s life, told in the metaphor of four seasons. The exhibit portrays life in Moravia from childhood through adulthood as experienced by a very special great-grandmother, Maryška from Charvátská Nová Ves.

Depicted are the customs and traditions from the 20th century and historical accounts such as the world wars associated with Maryška’s life story.

News and Upcoming Events


Our Famous Temple HPLT 

Fourth of July Parade was a great success!

The Temple High School Choir opened our parade with their excellent rendition of the Stars Spangled Banner, and it was all Red, White, and Blue, Happy Birthday USA for many blocks thereafter.

Many thanks to all involved in providing this memorable experience for adults both marching and cheering and especially for our children who will remember celebrating their country throughout the remainder of their lives.


July Yard of the Month winners!

Grady & Beverly Hammett 

1120 N. 13th

Beverly and Grady continue to impress the HSB Committee and the entire neighborhood with their consistent approach to maintaining a beautiful landscape… even during these triple digit temperatures day after day. Very impressive! Thanks for helping to keep the neighborhood beautiful, Bev and Grady!

Time for our annual Yard of the Month break. We’ll pick back up awarding great landscapes in October! First challenge…think spooky, Halloween decor! Can’t wait for the thrills and chills! 



Click Below to Join!


See you in the Neighborhood!

Year-round fun, education, and

togetherness in the HPLT!


Oktoberfest/ National Night Out/Annual Meeting


Educational Programs

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Annual Fourth of July Parade!

 Christmas Cookie Exchange!

Christmas Hayride & Caroling!


Still plenty to come in 2022! Be watching for announcements related to Yard of the Month, a Renovation Themed Block Party, and more! Details to follow on our Facebook, Instagram, Emails, Website Newsletter (see links in column one),and Street Captain flyers


 Information regarding the Czech Heritage Museum and the Moravian Glory traveling exhibit (Column 1)was provided by Susan Chandler, Executive Director of The Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for those 60 or older and $2 for kids 12 and under.

From one neighbor to another, we encourage you to visit and support our neighborhood museum often!