If you've driven through Downtown Temple, Texas lately, chances are you've seen scaffolding everywhere and the sound of power tools.

There are big changes coming, and one of them is the renovation and beatification of some iconic Downtown landmarks that are long overdue for some TLC.

On Wednesday, November 17, the folks at Turner Behringer Development were joined by Temple Mayor Tim Davis and other community dignitaries for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of the project.

I took the opportunity to get a few photos of the ceremony and some of the work already in progress, including a before and after pic of the Hawn, which is now covered in scaffolding.

Let's take a look at what's going on in Downtown Temple and what's to come.

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