Early Foxborough was primarily a farming community and occasionally farm animals would get loose and roam the streets. Finally something had to be done and the town approved the building of a Town Pound, a place to keep the stray animals until claimed by their owners, and also named a Pound Keeper to care for them. The Pound was located in the center of town opposite Cocasset Street but when the center was being cleaned up, it was decided to relocate the pound. The rocks were used to build the foundation of the home at the corner of Bird and Main Streets (now Colonial Court Apartments) and a new pound was located on Granite Street opposite No. 21. In the 1970s, land owner Pauline Pyer donated the small corner of her lot to the town that the Town Pound might be preserved.