In 2005, a 9-foot mural was placed in the same location by a group of Cottage Street business owners, Cottage Street Stations. They had commissioned artist Sherid Adams to capture a historic scene of Cottage Street. The view of Nashawannuck Square, where the Brass Cat now sits, was based on a photo provided by Mai Stoddard, founder of the Nash Gallery and the former Wing Travel. Mai Stoddard along with other business owners on the street pioneered a vision of transforming Easthampton into a vibrant destination. The mural has been moved onto the exterior of 36-42 Cottage Street, closer to the view it depicts. Marlies Stoddard, current owner of the Nash Gallery with volunteers mounted Adams’ mural against the building’s side brick wall to increase its visibility.