Temple Historic District

President’s Welcome

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to all our members and volunteers for sticking together during the recent, unprecedented year of the pandemic. Our membership has remained constant and our neighbors have dedicated themselves to supporting each other through uncharted territory…that’s what you do when you Love Where You Live! Vaccines and education regarding preventive measures 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 

 This website – templehistoricdistrict.org
 Dropping us a line- hplthd@gmail.com


 Instagram –https://www.instagram.com/HPLTemple/

 And, by becoming a member and receiving our emails and newsletters! Anyone can join by visiting our About Us page on this website! http://templehistoricdistrict.org/about-us/

 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,

Archie Moore, Kay Mayfield, Mark

Mayfield, Mickey Bartley Front row-

Susan Luck, Alyce Bartley, Felicia



Oktoberfest/ National Night Out/Annual Meeting!

is again being held at the Chinese Mansion

 Tuesday, October 5th, 

6:30-9:00 p.m.

We are planning for fun, food trucks, Fire and Police Department participation making it a great night out with friends and neighbors. Dr. Gary Gosney is looking forward to catching up with everyone! We appreciate the use of his lawn as our event venue!


Please address questions to HPLT’s VP in Charge of Activities, Felicia Phipps (lifeisssweet@gmail.com)

September “Yard of the Month” is all about Team Spirit!

Show your support for your favorite teams by displaying your spirit and loyalty in your landscaping theme.

Two homes will be recognized. One will win for Best Landscape and one will win for Best Team Spirit Decoration! Let’s take in the sights and sounds of friendly fall competition as we stroll our Rah Rah Go Get ‘Em Neighborhood!📣📣📣

Send your nominations for Best Landscape and Best Decoration to hplthd@gmail.com or submit nominations on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HPLofTemple.

For additional guidance regarding our Yard of the Month program, please refer to our Get Involved page of this website.

Please note!!

We have also added another feature to assist you in the YOTM nominating process. In respecting this age of protecting personal information, instead of posting all  member contact data, we have created a new page on this website which includes just the names of current members. Hopefully, this addition will assist you in determining whether a landscape you are admiring is an HPLT member household as is required to participate in Yard of the Month Activities.

We will update this list as new members join, and the information may be accessed using the menu on the website and choosing “Members”. And, of course, you may email us at anytime should you need additional information.

News & Upcoming Events

Fun Times in the HPLT!

Thanks to the Czech Museum for hosting our HPLT members and teaching us more about Temple’s history while we create our own history with our HPLT neighbors!



Our HPLT Landscaping Program, “Landscaping Your Historic Home: Perfect Timing after the Perfect Storm” was a great success. We so enjoyed the opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors while learning together! Brent Luck, PLA, we so appreciate your willingness to share your enlightening landscaping tips with the HPLT. Please visit again soon! 


The HPLT Independence Day Parade returned in all its glory this year! The weather cooperated, and many more residents along the parade route celebrated by cheering on the participants and hosting front yard gatherings of friends and neighbors! So thankful for the return to a bit of normalcy and can’t wait until next year!