79 N.W. 738 (1899)
The subject property became valueless for the purpose of residence property resulting from the city's growth and development. Business and manufacturing interests advanced, eventually surrounding the home, until it stood isolated and alone, standing upon just enough ground to support it. The home was surrounded by factories and railway tracks, was absolutely undesirable as a residence and incapable of any use as business property.
- The decision of the trial court was affirmed.
- The court found that there was no contract between the life tenant and the reversioners to use the property for a specified purpose or to return the property in the same condition as received.
- In the absence of any contract, express or implied, the radical and permanent change of the surrounding conditions was an important and controlling consideration in the court's ruling that the life tenant's physical change in the use of the property did not constitute waste.
The court affirmed the judgment of the trial court.
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