In the 1690s, three buildings on the Hatanpää peninsula were combined and Hatanpää manor was born. The original building has burned down since, but the main building designed by Sebastian Gripenberg and completed in 1885, as well as the Neo-Gothic Villa Idman built some time later, have been preserved to this day.
Hans Henrik Boije set up an English-style garden around the manor. Boije renewed the agriculture in the area and had many visions for its future, including starting silk production in the area. He was also part of the group envisaging the establishment of a new city on the shores of the Tammerkoski rapids. When King Gustav III of Sweden visited Hatanpää manor, he gave the order to establish the city of Tampere.