This motor-hotel by Charles Colbert was quite innovative in its day. It was on Tulane Avenue and S. Cortez. It's hard to imagine that this would be a desirable location for a motel today. But when it was built in 1953, Tulane Avenue / Airline Highway was THE major corridor until the Ponchartrain Expressway was completed in 1958. Not sure when the Motel de Ville was demolished, but the site was empty when I looked for it last December.