Roseland Cottage

The Butler’s Pantry

Small room with shelf holding dishes, open door to room with patterned carpet and elaborate wall covering.

The butler’s pantry served as a buffer between the hot, bustling, and fragrant kitchen and the elegant and relaxed dining room. It also provided a space for servers to plate food and to remove and rinse dishes. Roseland Cottage’s pantry, carved out of kitchen space, was added in the 1870s when the cottage was expanded.