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Mount Holly
Location information
Type

House

Location

Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia

Resident(s)
Affiliation

Gordon family

Mount Holly was the large and spacious home of Philippa Gordon and her family, located in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia

Description

Philippa Gordon, a supposed only child, lived at Mount Holly during the first 22 years of her life. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, wealthy Bluenoses, allowed her to hold many parties. At these parties the house literally overflowed with Phil's friends and beaux. 

Physical appearance

Mount Holly was said to be very large, and as it was the home of a wealthy Bluenose family, it was probably furnished very lavishly and with good taste.

Age

The age of Mount Holly is unknown. It is likely, however, that it was built sometime before 1865 (when Philippa was born).

Behind the scenes

  • Mount Holly does not play an important part in the Anne series. However, Anne Shirley did visit the home via the request of her friend, Philippa Gordon. She enjoyed the fortnight there spent during summer vacation in Anne of the Island.

Appearances

Book appearances

Locations
Cities
Boston | Charlottetown
Houses
Bonnyview | Echo Lodge | The Evergreens | Glen St. Mary manse | Green Gables
House of Dreams | Ingleside | Lone Willow Farm | Lynde's Hollow | Maplehurst | Mount Holly
Orchard Slope | Patty's Place | Tomgallon House | Windy Poplars | The Yellow House
Nature
Haunted Wood | Hester Gray's garden | Lake of Shining Waters | Lover's Lane | Rainbow Valley
Provinces
Manitoba | New Brunswick | Nova Scotia | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Saskatchewan
Schools
Avonlea school | Glen St. Mary school | Queen's Academy | Redmond College | Summerside High School
Towns
Bolingbroke | Grafton | Hopetown | Kingsport | Summerside
Villages
Avonlea | Carmody | Glen St. Mary | Harbour Head | Lowbridge | Millward
Newbridge | Scottsford | Spencervale | Upper Glen | White Sands
Other
Avonlea Hall | Canada | Four Winds | Hammond Sawmill
Old St. John's Cemetery | Over-Harbour | Spook's Lane | Tomorrow

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