And some other after pics:
Colin started taking down the cabinets and we decided to investigate what we think would have been the butler's pantry. The dark wood on the outside is original framing (the lighter was later added in order to attach drywall).
And here is a picture of approximately the same space but from the other side and on a perpendicular wall. It was interesting to find the original wood (dark) had been painted a light green (but why did it stop?). We don't know what would have been there... it should make more sense once the walls are down: