In 1885, Elisha Spurr Babcock and others obtained the land where the settlement of Coronado was initiated. Their goal was to generate and build an upscale society. A year later they formed the Coronado Beach Company and two years later the Hotel del Coronado became the foremost place to stay on vacations. After the hotel came a schoolhouse and several exclusive clubs. By 1900, many cottages were constructed near the hotel to draw more tourists and vacationers. By the early 1910’s, the Class 1 streetcars were fashioned and linked to San Diego. After over 20 years of being in service, the streetcars were put out of commission.