Motel De Ville, Royal Oak, Michigan

This motel is not one of the rural establishments built near parks and scenic areas. The Motel De Ville was located just outside the city of Detroit, in the suburb of Royal Oak.

Pub. by Olson Photographic, 11415 Jos Campaw, Detroit 12, Mich.

The description states:


1524 S. Woodward at 10 Mile Rd., (U.S. 10), Royal Oak, Mich. Phone LIncoln 59433 – 1 Block from Detroit Zoo. Restaurant Next Door. Luxurious Large Rooms, Tile Tub & Shower, Television and Radio, Family Accommodations, Air Conditioning, Modest Rates, Back from the Highway for Quietness.

–The motel no longer exists on this site. In the background of the inset photo is a partially blocked sign for the Dipsy Doodle restaurant chain. These were modest diners located around the eastern half of the United States in the mid-century. All but a few are closed as is this one.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

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