Friends of Vade Mecum

Cicero Tise’s Will

The Will of J.C. Tise (1855-1917)

“All of the residue and remainder of my estate, which it is intended shall include my property in Stokes county, NC at Vade Mecum Springs, to be set apart and held in special trust to (1) conserve, protect and beautify said property, (2) contribute to the construction of suitable roads to and through the premises as well as railroads, should such opportunity offer and (3) erect thereon a commodious and permanent auditorium or assembly room for the meetings and gatherings of educational, religious, scientific, medicinal and other worthy organizations or associations. My object and hope being that the same may be developed into and become not only a watering resort, but an institution after the order of a Chautauqua.”

Wachovia Bank & Trust v. Ogburn as read in the Southeastern Reporter, Volume 107 Download the free ebook

Of special interest is the description of Tise’s House in Winston-Salem in the West End  – National Register of Historic Places Application see page 5