There is provided a veneer anchor for use in a dry wall construction system. The veneer anchor comprises a plate member having a vertically projecting bar portion secured thereto and disposed in substantially parallel relationship with said plate member. The anchor is employed to secure a wall board to a vertical channel or standard framing member. Thereafter, a mason inserts a wall-tie between the plate member and projecting bar portion and the wall-tie is built into the outer wythe of the wall system. The wall-tie is capable of vertical movement and thus, vertical adjustability along the length of the projecting bar portion.