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


Conversation, laughter,

fun for all!

Oktoberfest/ National Night Out/Annual Meeting was a huge success!

We thank everyone for coming out and exemplifying a neighborhood whose residents “Love where they live”! Already looking forward to next year! Our sincere appreciation extended to Dr. Gary Gosney and the many others who contributed to this special neighborhood event!


Please note!! Yard of the Month Guidance

We have added another feature to assist you in the YOTM nominating process. 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 this website and choosing “Members”. And, of course, you may email us at anytime should you need additional information concerning membership status for a prospective nominee.

For additional guidelines related to our Yard of the Month Event including judging guidelines, please refer to the Yard of the Month section of this website on our Get Involved page.

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!



Yard of the Month Time!

Please get your nominations to us at hplthd@gmail.com or the HPLT Facebook page. The deadline for submitting is October 23rd, so get out there and find your favorites before that date! Two homes will be recognized for (1) Best Landscape and (2)Best Halloween decor.

Important guidelines:

1. You must be a member of the HPLT to win the Yard of the Month.

2. You must be a member of the HPLT to nominate a property for Yard of the Month

3. Our Health, Safety, and Beautification Committee members choose winners form your nominations so please send the addresses of deserving properties to hplthd@gmail.com or HPLT Facebook Page.

4. All members are eligible to participate except for members of the HSB judging team.