Built as a grand residential hotel when Detroit was booming, the Lee Plaza quickly became mired in debt and controversy. It struggled along through different ownership, ultimately becoming a nursing home with problems that led to its closure. Even abandoned, it was the center of a scandal when ornamental lion sculptures were stolen from the exterior for use in a Chicago row house project. Now a developer has intends to restore the building - will he succeed? Find out more about the Lee Plaza Hotel in "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream". 

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