Boards from a majestic elm tree that stood on the edge of the Quad by Hogg Hall were used in the fabrication of table tops and display furniture in the Kirby Art Study Center. The Lafayette English water elm, Ulmus minor, or possibly, Ulmus glabra, is believed to date back to the 19th century. The boards, when milled, were more than 60 inches wide; the finished table tops are 57 by 87 inches and two inches thick.