Emma and Lee Adler are known in the town of Savannah for being restorationists and preservationists. Lee Adler had played a central role in the in the restoration of Savannah's historic downtown, as pictured here.
While the Adlers were known for being preservationists, they were not truly the ones doing the restoration. Rather, they pawned off the hard work to the working class, and simply organized the jobs. This is because they were in a higher social circle, and had the power to sit back in the parlor (pictured here) and relax.
The culture of Savannah puts emphasis on hard work and earning fair rewards. This is why some of the people of Savannah dislike the Adlers, since they often took credit for the hard work that they did not actually do themselves. Pictured here are the townspeople, such as Jim Williams, who are angry at the Adlers for taking unfair credit.