(1915) Originally the home of Jesse Ancil Walsingham, a prominent early Pinellas County community leader, the house has since been restored and turned into an early pioneer doctor's office and includes an examining room, surgery, and a pharmacy.
Vintage Light Pole Finds New Home If you have been to Heritage Village lately, you may have noticed a “new” forest green electric light pole gracing the walkway by the Walsingham House.
The light pole is a gift of sorts from the Pinellas County Public Works Department who earlier this year replaced the two original 1917 cast-iron Classical Revival electric lights at the county courthouse. One had deteriorated beyond repair, and the other found a new home here at Heritage Village.
The company that built the original light poles in 1917 – The Union Metal Manufacturing Company in Canton, Ohio – made molds to create the reproduction light poles now in place at the courthouse while visitors to Heritage Village enjoy one of the originals.
The 1915 Walsingham House, once home to civic leaders Jesse Ancil Walsingham and his wife Mary, seemed the perfect location for this piece of local history!