This is boomtown, now known as Goldsmith, was originally called Ector City. Housing shortages caused Goldsmith to become a tent city with newcomers arriving in droves.
Odessa American Historical Issue published this Photo in 1967.
Downtown Goldsmith - Goldsmith wasn't much of a town, even back in 1930's when this photo was taken looking north. The oil fields around the North Cowden area were booming and the town consisted mainly of shotgun houses, and a few scattered businesses.
Courtesy, Permian Historical Society Archival Collection.