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A handful of the dozens of stacked stone formations left by Harrison Yocum in the home now owned by Spencer Smith and his wife, Katheryn.
Spencer Smith, right, and his brother, Steven, spent nearly a year remodeling the original home of Harrison Yocum. Reroofing the house was just one of the projects they tackled.
This was how Harrison Yocum's yard looked when he lived there.
The walls of a mid-1970s addition are made of dozens of varieties of natural stone and minerals.
Spencer Smith had to remove part of the home's roof as part of the remodel. He was able to save the colorful tile floor.
The home's future master bedroom and den show progress with a new roof. Spencer Smith and his brother, Steven, spent most every weekend working on the home.
Harrison Yocum had a passion for plants, rocks and minerals, and filled his home with his beloved collections.
The home of Harrison Yocum that was willed to the Tucson Botanical Garden was sold for $60,000 on Tuesday in Tucson. Spencer Smith, who purchased the property, plans to use it as a rental. Debris from a greenhouse whose frame had been eaten by termites lies in a heap in front of the house.
Tucson Botanical Gardens has sold its original site, the midtown residence of one of its founders, horticulturalist and collector Harrison Yocum.