The name “Valverde” means “green valley” in Spanish. The early developers saw the beautiful area buffering the South Platte River as a valley of flourishing green, natural vegetation, and trees. … Read More

Virginia Village

Virginia Village became a part of Denver through 16 annexations between 1951 and 1972. Most of the area was annexed between 1954 and 1955. The first platting of the neighborhood … Read More

Washington Park

The neighborhood of Washington Park is bounded by Cherry Creek/Speer Boulevard, Downing Street, University Boulevard, and Interstate 25. The neighborhood includes Washington Park which was initially designed by Reinhard Schuetze, … Read More

Washington Park West

Truck gardeners and farmers who supplied Denver with fruits and vegetables in the 1860s had no efficient way to transport that produce to the city from their orchards and gardens … Read More

Washington Virginia Vale

Washington-Virginia Vale is southeast Denver’s oldest neighborhood and includes the city’s oldest existing building at 715 South Forest Street. Known as the Four Mile House, it was built in 1858 … Read More


The Wellshire neighborhood in south Denver is bounded by Hampden Avenue, Colorado Boulevard, Yale Ave, and University Boulevard. A large southern portion of the neighborhood is the Wellshire Golf Course, … Read More

West Colfax

Originally, Colfax was known to residents of Denver in the early 20th century as “No Man’s Land”, and “Jim Town.” This area was sparsely settled but did contain several mansions … Read More


P.T. Barnum of “The Barnum & Bailey Circus” bought 760 acres of undeveloped land just west of Denver and platted a subdivision in 1882. He paid $11,000 for the land. … Read More


Whittier, a rectangular neighborhood that adjoins Five Points on its eastern edge, found its name in Whittier Elementary School, which honors the nineteenth-century American poet and abolitionist, John Greenleaf Whittier … Read More