Temple Historic District

President’s Welcome

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 the first edition of our reinstated newsletter. 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 side Historic District of Temple. 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. 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 historic district of Temple!

Dr. S. Alyce Bartley, President, Historic Preservation League of Temple. (February, 2019)

News & Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt

Each year a resident in the Historic District hosts an Easter Egg Hunt complete with an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Dr. Danny Little and wife, Rebekah have hosted this fun-filled event in recent years and have offered to do so again in 2019. Please bring your children, grandchildren, young friends, and neighbors and join us in the hunt and for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny! Specific details will be available on Facebook, this website, and our newsletter as the date of this event approaches!

July 4th Parade

For many years, the Historic District has hosted an annual July 4th Parade to celebrate our nation’s independence. For several years, Bill and Deborah Keller have volunteered to chair this patriotic celebration, and they are looking forward to presiding over the event again in 2019. A procession of decorated bikes, pets, and individuals dressed in red, white, and blue march proudly alongside group participants such as Boy Scout troops and Fire Department personnel in fire trucks. The parade typically starts at 9:00AM at the intersection of French and North 9th Streets and ends at the intersection of Nugent and North 9th Streets. We invite all to join in this special occasion to express our patriotism and appreciation to those who sacrificed for our nation’s freedom. Specific details will be available on Facebook, this website, and our newsletter as the date of this event approaches!