WASHINGTON • The steep, slim flight of 75 stone steps within the United States capital’s Georgetown space are a part of Hollywood legend – in The Exorcist (1973), a priest falls to his dying in one of many movie’s most memorable scenes.
Now, Washington’s so-called “Exorcist Steps” might quickly obtain historic landmark standing.
Mr Andrew Huff – a self-proclaimed “student of the horror genre” and an enormous fan of The Exorcist – is spearheading the trouble to have the location labeled as a landmark.
“When I have friends visiting, I prefer to take them here, rather than to the Capitol or the White House, especially at the moment. They have become a tourist attraction for the city, ” he stated.
A group affiliation has petitioned Washington’s historic preservation assessment board to designate the steps as a landmark – partially to maintain the development of a brand new condominium constructing from encroaching on them.
The steps had been in-built 1895, subsequent to a brick trolley-car storage constructing often called the Car Barn.
In the well-known film scene on the steps, Father Damien Karras hurls himself from a window and falls to his dying down the steps as he turns into possessed by a spirit haunting a younger lady.
A call from the historic preservation board is predicted on Nov 15.