A veneer anchor for use in a dry wall construction system which anchor comprises a plate member having a vertically projecting bar portion secured thereto and disposed in substantially parallel relationship with said plate member. The plate member includes end members disposed in substantially perpendicular relationship with respect to said plate member with the end members being bifurcated and having a pronged outer end configuration. The anchor is employed to secure a wall board or insulation layer to a vertical channel or standard framing member and to thereafter maintain the structural integrity of securement of the anchor with respect to the channel or framing member, notwithstanding the ultimate shifting, deterioration or disposition of the wall board or insulation layer. Thereafter, a wall-tie is inserted between the plate member and the projecting bar portion and the wall-tie is built into the outer wythe of the wall system. The wall-tie is capable of vertical adjustability along the length of the projecting bar portion which in conjunction with the plate member concomitantly restricts horizontal movement of the wall-tie.