HISTORY

The history of the Laupus Manor dates back to the 1400s and its owners are known from the year 1560 onwards. The current main building was built between 1918 and 1919, and its architecture is a mixture of Art Nouveau, German and English cottage style and National Romanticism.
Owners of Laupus Manor throughout years

The first owner of the Laupus Manor was Niklis Korke, a knight who had the manor built as a morning gift to his bride, Cecilia Filipsdotter in 1402. Later, the ownership of the manor was transferred to Nådendal Abbey. The old main building burned in a fire in 1918, and the new manor was built in its place the following year designed by Master Builder H. Sillanpää. The manor has had several owners since 1569:

A "later" owner was Henrik Horn.

In the Middle Ages, there were three church estates, Simula, Pietilä and Krookla.

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1712-1735 Customs Officer Johan Haaks
1736-1744 County Prosecutor Johan Haaks
1745-1787 Antti Abrahaminpoika
1788-1838 Abraham Matinpoika
1839-1875 Abraham Simula
1876-1888 Anna, widower of the foregoing
1883-1904 Agronomist Abraham Albert Aapola
1905-1929 Juho Aula
1929-1930 Consul Adrian Wainio
1930-1931 Bruno Jusko
1932-1946 Into Paatonen and his wife Marie née Majander
1946-1953 Five families migrated from Karelia: Vilho Samuli, Veikko Hoikkala, Reino Vartiala, brothers August and Kristian Rautanen, August Lenkkeri.
1953-2004 The city of Turku
2004 Nuorten Puolesta association
2005- Hannu Ylönen

The renovation of the main building was designed by architect Ulla Reunanen. The manor has been fully renovated, honouring its old style. In conjunction with the renovation, 10 old tile stoves were built in to give the rooms a lovely sense of warmth and cosiness.

The renowned Kustavi-based author Volter Kilpi was born within the Laupus Manor courtyard area. Formerly, there were three houses in the Laupus Manor courtyard area: Simula, Pietilä and Krookla. They were later combined into a single house, the Laupus Manor. The motifs of many of Volter Kilpi's novels were inspired by his birthplace in Laupus and his home as a youth in the Isokartano neighbourhood in Koila. Volter Kilpi's name is well remembered and held in cultural esteem in the Laupus region.