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Windy Poplars
Location information
Type

House

Also known as

Windy Willows

Location

Spook's Lane, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

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Windy Poplars, also known as Windy Willows (see the "Behind the scenes" section), was the quaint and picturesque home of Aunt Kate, Aunt Chatty, Rebecca Dew, Dusty Miller and Anne Shirley, during her principalship at Summerside High School.

History

Physical appearance

Windy Poplars was surrounded on all sides by trees, and located on Spook's LaneSummerside. Neighboured by The Evergreens, it was a beautiful old home.

Layout

Tower room

TowerRoom

Anne Shirley in the tower room.

This cosy room was located in a tower-like structure at the corner of the quaint and beautiful Windy Poplars.

A pleasant place, Anne made many friends there, petted Dusty Miller, read Gilbert's letters and wrote to him, toasted her feet by the stove, graded her students' work, and spent three delightful years there. Described as being extremely small, the tower room was nevertheless very pretty.

Etymology

Windy Poplars was surrounded by poplars, hence its name. (In some versions, it is surrounded by willows and hence called 'Windy Willows' instead.)

Gallery

Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 7 images of Windy Poplars (view category).

Behind the scenes

  • L.M. Montgomery's initial intended name for the residence was "Windy Willows," but her North American publisher convinced her to change the name to "Windy Poplars" out of concern that the name was too similar to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Her British publisher retained the original "Windy Willows" title; the UK, Australian, Japanese, and German publications refer to the book and residence as "Windy Willows."

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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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