Property Keyed to Saxer
In re .88 Acres of Property
In 1807, Benjamin Harrington (Defendant) donated a parcel of land to the Town of Shelbourne (Plaintiff) on the condition that Plaintiff build a public meeting house and use it for that purpose. In 1808, Plaintiff built a public meeting house and used it for that purpose until it burned down in 1865. Plaintiff built a new meeting house in 1867 until it also was destroyed by a fire in 1925. By 1927, a school was built on the parcel and a new public meeting house was built on a nearby parcel. Plaintiff sought to quiet title in 1994. The trial court ruled that Plaintiff owned the parcel free and clear of any restrictions because it had acquired the parcel by adverse possession.
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