It’s 1952, and Anita comes across the street after visiting the Valverde Feed Store. This is a view of businesses in the Valverde neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Signs read: “Quality Meats & Groceries” and “Valverde Feed Store.”

Valverde is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. It consists mostly of industrial buildings and some single-family homes built in the 1930s and 1940s. Most are bungalow-style or low-profile 2-story homes. It is in the area known as West Denver or the “West Side” and borded Baker, Athmar Park, Barnum, and Westwood neighborhoods.

Valverde, from the Spanish for “green valley,” was an incorporated town in 1899 and then disincorporated in 1902 when it was annexed to Denver.