King and King was commissioned to design the Pioneer Housing Project in 1936. One of the first examples of federally subsidized housing in the United States, the complex was completed in Syracuse’s 15th ward in 1938. The result of a New Deal program, the success of the project was symbolic of a city and a firm coming out of the darkest days of the Depression. Harry King designed each block of homes with a large park area to add to the quality of life for residents.