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Peter Duff moved to Normal, IL after fleeing Kentucky following the end of the American Civil War. Upon his arrival, Duff went to work as a carpenter for the founder of the town of Normal, Jesse Fell. In the 1880s, Duff built his own home on land that he purchased from his employer. The house, located on Poplar Street, was well outfitted (including in-kitchen cabinets and counter spaces) and served as a testament to the modern domestic ideals of the late nineteenth century.