Kinloch, Early February 2020

I realized I had not been up to Kinloch in a decade, and I decided to revisit, having heard that a new documentary is coming out soon chronicling the history of the famous town. Things sure have changed. The whole west half of the historic African American town has been turned into two huge distribution…

Kinloch, Part 5

Kinloch, despite its reputation, has much still going for it. An urban farm is cultivated by the city during the summer on vacant land. A hall of fame for Kinloch residents was just completed last summer as well. And many streets, not devastated by buy-outs for the airport, still maintain their clean and well-maintained appearance.

Kinloch, Part 4

Spurred by myáfirst, uninformed visitáto Kinloch over a year ago, this time I was able to tour the town with Bryce Robinson, who works in the town, giving me a much better look at this historic community. In an attempt to add population to the city of Kinloch, many apartment buildings were built in the…

Kinloch, Part 3

Spurred by myáfirst, uninformed visitáto Kinloch over a year ago, this time I was able to tour the town with Bryce Robinson, who works in the town, giving me a much better look at this historic community. It’s so important to stress how the aborted airport expansion wiped out a wide swath of Kinloch. Scattered…

Kinloch, Part 2

Spurred by myáfirst, uninformed visitáto Kinloch over a year ago, this time I was able to tour the town with Bryce Robinson, who works in the town, giving me a much better look at this historic community. Like some ancient necropolis, mounds of rubble pop out of the underbrush throughout the western part of Kinloch….

Kinloch, Missouri

Update, January 2021: This text in this post is just straight up trash, and I condemn my na´ve commentary that I wrote back in 2008. I went ahead and deleted it, and have left the photographs to speak for themselves. For a more insightful look into what happened to Kinloch, please check out a recent…