North Central Temple Historic District

President’s Welcome

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to our members and volunteers for sticking together during these recent, unprecedented pandemic times. Our membership continues to grow, and our neighbors continue to support each other through uncharted territory…that’s what you do when you Love Where You Live! Vaccines and education regarding preventive measures and treatments 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 

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 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, Dow

Fogleman, Archie Moore, Kay Mayfield,

Mark Mayfield, Mickey Bartley Front row-

Susan Luck, Alyce Bartley, Felicia


See you in the Neighborhood!

And just like that, our HPLT Annual Christmas Activities-2021 are in the books!

Our annual Cookie Exchange was a joy! The cookie delights were amazing and catching up with friends and neighbors was a pleasure. Many thanks to our hosts, Scott & Debbie Allen, for providing this festive occasion once again!


Our HPLT hayride, hosted again by Dow and Susan Fogleman provided our neighbors and guests a wonderful opportunity for fun and giving in the true spirit of the season. Many thanks to the Foglemans and to Kelly Akers for sharing her beautiful grounds and resources for this occasion. We extend our appreciation to all others who participated in bringing this bit of holiday cheer to our neighbors.


And our Very Merry and Very Deserving Winners of the Christmas Yard of the Month are…


Nolan and Candy Carpenter!

804 N. 11th

What a festive and cheerful holiday landscape! Congratulations, Nolan and Candy!

It’s time for winter break. The next Yard of the Month/Best Landscape will be awarded in May. Friendly reminder that 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.


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Past News & Upcoming Events

Time to reflect upon 2021! Fun, Exciting, and Educational Times in the HPLT !

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!


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! We so appreciated the willingness of Brent Luck, PLA, to share his enlightening landscaping tips with the HPLT. 


Oh what a perfect day for an Easter Celebration. Plenty of eggs were found, and stories and laughter was shared by all. Our continued appreciation to Danny and Rebekah Little for hosting this popular annual event!


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!