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  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 home 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. 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. (February, 2019)

News & Upcoming Events

July 4th Parade!

Please join us for our Annual 4th of July Parade, beginning at 9:00 am at the corner of N. 9th St and W. French Ave. Decorate your bicycles, scooters, strollers, wagons and even pets on a leash as we walk north on 9th Street and wave at our fellow neighbors gathered to watch.

The parade will end at the intersection of N. Nugent, where HPLT will serve refreshments, and we’ll gather to visit with our friends and neighbors. Please, for the safety of all participants, NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES are allowed.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Bill and Deb Keller for organizing this parade for many, many years! See you there!

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Membership News!

Reminder! Check with your neighbors! Make sure your block is 100% enrolled as members! And certainly we extend a membership invitation to all Temple residents and beyond. If you have concerns about local historical preservation, we encourage you to join our organization.

And don’t forget our motto…You + 2!!! Be sure you join then get 2 more to join! Check on the “About Us Page”-Documents at the bottom for blank membership forms. Just complete, add annual fee, and drop in the mail to the PO Box listed on the membership form. If your household has not already signed up as members of the HPLT, please take this opportunity to do so at this time!

Remember, we have strength in numbers, and together we can accomplish a great deal!