Video Tours of Dairy Cooler

This animated video by Tyler Brooker of Demopolis, Alabama demonstrates the original structure of the dairy cooler building, which included a workroom, cellar and cistern or well.

This is a virtual tour of the dairy cooler also created by Tyler Brooker. You will be taken inside the work room as well as to a separate entrance which leads to a cavern built into the limestone cellar where dairy products and other food were stored. The curved steps leading under a stone bridge to the cavern were probably carved into the limestone floor by a slave artisan. Milk would have sat in pans on the limestone shelf in the cavern until the cream rose and could be churned into butter in the workroom.

Roseland owes a debt of gratitude to Tyler Brooker and to his father, architect Brian Brooker, for creating these videos.