Oakland, California, homes and residences, old postcards added to Alamedainfo.com Oakland old postcards page 1. Three very different levels of lifestyle can be seen. The home on 28th Ave is still there. Also newly added, the Schilling home and gardens, on Lake Merritt, which is no longer there. Today the site is occupied by the Regillus Apartments at 200 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, California. The Schilling home and gardens was considered a “country home” and was located on Lake Merritt near where Snow Park and Jackson Street are today. The owner, August Schilling (1854 – 1934) was the co-founder of the Schilling Spice Company.